Thursday, November 29, 2007

Cardinal rumors

Interesting news from the PG this morning: the Pirates are shaping Matt Morris around, possibly to the Cardinals, and the same Cardinals are possibly interested in Jack Wilson. And maybe it's a bit late in the day, but man, what kind of blogger would I be if I didn't weigh in with my two cents here?

Here's the deal- Neal Huntington should do whatever he can to get rid of as much of Matt Morris's contract as he possibly can. If the Cardinals are interested in Jack Wilson (and really, they should be because he's better than Eckstein and most of the other free agent/easily obtainable options left on the market) than Doogie should do everything he can to tack Morris on to that deal. That shouldn't be terribly hard because the Cardinals are looking for veteran pitching. Since there was some kind of legitimate interest in Wilson back in July, that package might actually elicit a decent offer. Anthony Reyes was mentioned in the article and I think he'd be an intriguing pick-up, though I'd be asking for more if I was Huntington because Reyes is a clear "buy low" candidate here and the Cardinals might actually kind of need Wilson. Maybe we don't have anyone to play shortstop if we deal Wilson, but what's the honest difference between Bixler and Wilson in 2008? 72 wins and 65 wins (I doubt it's even that much)? I can handle that, especially if it helps us win games down the road.

Regardless, Huntington needs to get this deal done for a different reason. It would be nice to dump two high priced players that are average at best from a small market team that can afford them, but can't afford them and players that they need at the same time. It would be nice to get rid of them and restock with younger players. The reason that this deal has to happen is that Matt Morris has to not be a Pirate anymore. Seriously, he's the living monument of DL's inefficiency and crappiness. If the Cards want Wilson, I hope Doogie's pushing Morris on them, too. Maybe it's petty, but geez, I can't be logical all the time.