Really not too excited about seeing Alomar joining my Cardinals (Oh that's right, I own them.) I believe the Cards are trying to pull another Tony Womack, sign a veteran on the downswing and hope to catch him turning it around. If Alomar posts a .340 OBP and plays defense I think Cards fans will be happy.
Only downside is the clubhouse factor. I'm not completely sure the Card's clubhouse is a blissful one (Don't think it really matters, and no fans truly know the state of their teams clubhouse), but hopefully this deal turns out well.
...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