Speaking of SS, Jose Reyes of the Mets is on the block. He would be an AWESOME addition if we could make it happen. I just don't see how we can though w/o overpaying w/ young prospects. To do that, I think we need to be able to either retain him for several years or think he will significantly increase our WS chances.
I don't think we can re-sign him (he's a FA after the season) unless we don't keep Pujols (but that's another debate). If Dewitt is willing to pay him $11Mil this year (also doubtful), I think he helps our chances enough this year to warrant slightly overpaying for him though.
Forget reality, if we had him instead of Theriot, it would be a sick upgrade.
I have long thought this would be the plan. Knowing they will not be resigning Albert, they would aquire the 'big-ticket' replacement at the trade deadline and take on last shot at the World Series while Albert was still here. Of course, I've wondered how the loss of Wayne-o would change that.
At this point, I'm not sure what to expect, and I'm fairly certain that Cards' management isn't sure either.
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