Right now we're trying to do everything we can to maintain flexibility and give some younger players a chance to play."
Yet DeWitt acknowledges the Cardinals are short on major league-ready prospects, a hindrance in their pursuit of an impact trade. The Cardinals hoped to acquire Baltimore Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada but quickly realized that they lacked the ammunition without putting Rasmus in play.
"Unfortunately, we had the financial resources but not the player resources to get a player like Tejada," DeWitt said. "Clubs aren't looking for prospects who are a year or two away. They want major league-ready players. We just don't have them right now. We don't. I think we will."
"I don't really see this move as looking at '08 and waving the white flag," Mozeliak said. "We still feel we can be a competitive club. Bear in mind, for us to get to that level it comes down to whether we can address the starting pitching as we move forward." Post Dispatch
"Feel we can be a competitive club" doesnt sound like a team looking to win
Not to beat a dead horse But Puljols may be the Cards BIG chip to rebuild