clevername wrote:I've been hearing that one as well. I don't know how much sense it makes for the Cards, though. They add payroll and lose 40% of their rotation. Even if they then go and get Burnett, their payroll is significantly higher and they're still short a 5th starter (though, I suppose Wainwright or Thompson could slip in there in a pinch).
The thought of Eck, Abreu, Pujols, Rolen, Edmonds makes me smile, though.
i am guessing if they did it there would be enough cash coming their way to make it palatable. still, they would need some pitchers. if there is any truth to it, its probably contingent on the cards signing burnett or millwood or someone like that. if they have carp, mulder, burnett and soup i can live with a reclamation project at the #5 (although it would be a whole lot better if they could sub in lambert and/or wainwright instead of reyes). if they can keep reyes, and the owners let the payroll go up to around $100, there is room for burnett, abreu, and maybe dotel depending on how cheap they want to go on the bench.