RAmst23 wrote:This signing sucks and made me fairly angry with the Cardinals. It made me angry and frustrated, so frustrated I decided to check the MLB list of free agents for this year. The next best buy I found (Besides B. Giles)? Matt "got busted with steroids" Lawton. This is one weak year for OFers, and I think the Cardinals did the best they could.
If Giles "only" gets about 10 million this offseason, then I think maybe the Cardinals should have forked it over. Otherwise, eh, work with what you got.
I agree though, hopefully this is a signal of something bigger. Maybe a sign that AJ is coming to StL? Who knows, but Jones won't add much to this years club.. Jones starting and a platoon of Gall/Rodriguez with oft-injured Edmonds in CF? Not looking great out there.
Ditto, ditto, and ditto. I think that Jocketty and LaRussa were more serious than people thought when they said that pitching was the priority this winter. A move like thie surely means that they're going to make a splash in the pitching market either via FA or maybe even a trade since that has to be the only reason they're not willing to pay a superior player in Giles $3-$4million more per.