What happens if the Cards DON'T make the play-offs?
Mega FAIL and death to La Russa?
I'm not saying they will or won't, just wondering.
It depends. If the Cards sign Holliday and are using these next 2 months as a "St Louis is an amazing baseballs city you'd be crazy to leave" strategy (aka the McGwire pitch) it would lessen the blow.
Now if the Cards don't make the play-offs and Holliday walks, then yes they gave up too much to get 2 first round picks next year.
...Boston papers now and then suffer a sharp flurry of arithmetic on this score; indeed, for Williams to have distributed all his hits so they did nobody else any good would constitute a feat of placement unparalleled in the annals of selfishness. -Updike