The Cardinals lead the Reds by a game, but they are looking to make moves between now and Saturday’s trade deadline. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch spoke to Cardinals GM John Mozeliak and turned up these rumors:
- Mozeliak says the Cards don’t want a “short-term band-aid” for the infield.
- The Cards still have interest in adding a “depth starting pitcher,” Mozeliak said. Jake Westbrook, Livan Hernandez and Dave Bush fit that description.
- The possibility that Kyle Lohse might return to the rotation won’t affect the Cards’ approach at the deadline.
- The Cardinals are close to a deal with supplemental rounder Seth Blair and expect to sign the pitcher soon.
- Intra-divisional deals aren’t impossible, but do seem “trickier” in Mozeliak’s estimation.
Stephen Drew to STL makes sense, he is locked up for a few years.
That would be nice. Brenden Ryan is dispensable but Mozeliak’s main concern seems to be pitching depth. Not sure why they even picked up Suppan, even for the adjusted league minimum.
I would love to see a Stephen Drew and Edwin Jackson trade for possibly some high upside guys like either Brenden Ryan or Tyler Greene, Allen Craig, Mitchell Boggs or Jason Motte (whichever the Cardinals are less high on), Lance Lynn, and Daryl Jones. That gives the D-Backs young, controlable major league talent, with some upside. Any thoughts?
the only one of those guys that is really high upside is jones, and he has pretty much lost all of his luster this year. there is a reason the ryan, greene, and boggs don’t start, and it’s not because they are ‘high upside guys.’
i actually like boggs in the bullpen. he added some muscle in the offseason and hits 100mph on the gun a couple times this season. got that great slider. if only he could develop some command.
agreed. i think he fits best there as well. he has even hit 100 on the gun about a week or so ago. having him and motte gives some real heat to the bullpen that had been missing before.
This is the 3rd time in 10 years we had oppurtunity to get Livan Hernandez, I say 3rd times a charm lets go for it!!!!
Any chance ya’ll want Rich Harden or Scott Feldman? Depending how Holland pitches in his rehab start tomorrow, both could probably be available as a salary dump
No Dave Bush!
Im gonna say a big fat no to Livan Hernandez.
Suppan and Hawksworth are both as “serviceable” as Dave Bush and Livan. If the Rockies are serious about dealing Aaron Cook, that would be intriguing, although he certainly wouldn’t be enough of an upgrade to give up our best prospects like Miller or Salas.
I understand in the division is tough but I think the best thing the Cards could do right now is fill their two biggest needs in one shot and there’s only two teams that have that as an attractive option and the most likely is the Astros. The Cards simply need a reliable innings eater and their biggest hole still the same as last year is the back end of the pen. Brett Meyers and Matt Lindstrom would be great for the Cards and fit their needs almost perfectly w/o being too greedy. Would much rather have both Lindstrom and Meyers than Oswalt alone. The other option would Be Nolasco and Nunez from the Fin’s but I’m not as sure they’re willing to deal