Sunday, July 11, 2010

Might the Cardinals make a push for Roy?

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak told FoxSports Midwest that everyone in the minors is available:

“This type of year, the cost of doing business is high, and we understand that. So in terms of what were willing to do and give up, I think we’re going to treat our minor league players as nobody is untouchable, but we want to make sure that we don’t put ourselves in a position where we’re sitting a year from now and we’re completely depleted. We have to be smart about it but I do think this team is worth investing in, so we’re going to try to do something.”

That quote came directly after FSMW pointing out that Roy was the best pitcher available, and St. Louis is on Roy's list of teams he would approve.

1 comment:

OremLK said...

Nevermind the issues I (and many Astros fans) have with seeing Roy in a Cardinals uniform. Nevermind that the front office probably shares those concerns.

Do the Cardinals even have enough pieces that we want? It seems like it would take a big package, because their farm system is pretty bad.

Sure, if they were willing to package Jaime Garcia, it would be a no-brainer. Why would they give up one of their best MLB pitchers during a postseason run, though?

Nothing in their farm system really jumps out at me. Shelby Miller is a good prospect, but I have the feeling he's too far from the majors. Allen Craig could be an impact bat, maybe, but he's not exactly a blue chipper, he's already 25, and we have no place for him to play.

I do really like Tyler Greene, but his strikeouts worry me and he's a case similar to Jaime Garcia, they might not want to give up a productive major leaguer during a postseason run.

I just don't see them as a good fit, but I suppose it's a remote possibility if they're willing to pay the arm, leg, and internal organs it will take to convince Drayton and co. to trade Roy over there.

It would have to be a highway robbery though, the kind of thing to put St. Louis in the dumps for years, a little while down the road.