Seeing as how the Cardinals won last night, and the Reds may have the piece they were needing with the return of Edinson Volquez (who hopefully is now fertile and ready to produce a child from his uterus), and how Brad Penny now hasn't pitched for two months and isn't nearing a return, the Cardinals are getting the itch. Trying to stay in the race for the NL Central, the Cards are searching for some pitching depth. Hey, we have some guys available!
Post-Dispatch's Joe Strauss:
The Cardinals peruse a market that features Arizona Diamondbacks ace Dan Haren, Cleveland Indians pitchers Jake Westbrook and Fausto Carmona, the Kansas City Royals' Brian Bannister and the Baltimore Orioles' Jeremy Guthrie. The Houston Astros are accepting bids for Roy Oswalt; however, the Cardinals see Brett Myers as more attainable and perhaps as good a fit for a rotation seeking innings.
Oswalt requires a minimum $18 million investment beyond this season and a higher cost in players. Myers, a potential free agent carrying a $5.1 million contract, has worked at least six innings in each of 19 starts this season.