Pogotheostrich wrote:1. Yes
Reyes has been the best SP outside of Carp. Ponson isn't exactly LaRussa's favorite player right now but there isn't really another option with Mulder on the DL.
Even if Encarnacion does go in the tank he'll see the majority of time because the backups aren't anything special.
Well, the problem is that only Carp is staying in the rotation (due to his contract). I believe everyone else is a free-agent in the winter. That'll leave the Cards with Carpenter, Wainwright (supposed to start in the rotation next year), and Reyes (most likely will stay up). So who's going to fill the other two spots? I'm guessing Marquis or Suppan. And I'm sure the Cards will trade for someone in the winter.
The Loveable Losers wrote:Adding a question on to this one (although along the same lines)...how likely is it sounding that Weaver will be coming to the Cards?
I think that depends who else is interested and on how some other deals fall but I wouldn't count on it. I would expect the Dodgers, Reds, RedSox and Rangers to show some interest. If Maddux goes to the Dodgers they lose interest.
Maybe they can swing a deal with the Angels before the deadline cause I don't think they will get him otherwise. Even though Weaver has been horrible there are plenty of teams that would give him a shot. The Cards aren't really know for outspending teams.
I'd love for the Red Sox to take Mulder in the off-season so if Lester stays up they'll have two lefties in the rotation. But that's only if Mulder is pitching strongly and can recover. I would be really pissed if the Red Sox aquired Jeff anytime now or in the off-season.