Pogotheostrich wrote:FA options are dwindling fast. Given the market prices I wouldn't be shocked to see them keep one of Suppan or Weaver and go with:
The Looper as a SP seems like a bad, bad, bad idea. I guess there is always a possibility of a trade but the Cards don't have that much in the way of prospects.
i am a little confused about the looper to the rotation talk. originally i thought it was something walt and tony concocted to make looper seem like a more interesting piece of trade bait. i hope they arent serious about it. wainwright, thompson and hancock are better options. there is also narveson and sosa to consider, although sosa may very well be non-tendered. the cards are apparently considering signing dan kolb, who is kind of a lesser version of looper--hard throwing, ground ball inducing pitcher with hardly any strikeouts. bringing in kolb would clear up room for looper to move somewhere else, hopefully to a different team in exchange for a SP.
i'd rather have overspent on schmidt, but i guess i could live with weaver or soup. soup is definitely a long shot right now. the rotation seems to rely on reyes and wainwright pitching to expectations. they are both capable of being above average starters.