July 31, 2011, 12:41 PM
So what does everyone think about getting Furcal? I am excited about the potential defense he can play, and his bat seems to have come around the last couple of weeks as he is reportedly getting healthier.

The question I have is what does this mean for everyone else? Is Furcal going to play nearly everyday, and if so does that mean Theriot and Skip platoon at second base? Where does that leave Descalso? I really love the way Descalso has played lately, so I hate to see him left out of the lineup.

A lot of questions, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

A few hours left to the deadline......I wonder if anything else will happen?
July 31, 2011  01:08 PM ET

RE: Your last question. they are looking at another pitcher................Erik Bedard! *rolls eyes* After the big trade do we need another pitcher?

July 31, 2011  01:17 PM ET

I hope they are still talking about Bell. Bedard doesn't excite me too much. Talented as heck, but more injury prone than Donovan Osborne was.

July 31, 2011  05:38 PM ET

I like the deal. Furcal is capable when healthy of playing as a good lead ofrf hitter, and the defence is a definate upgrade, and the best part is that he didn't really cost us anything. In the event that his hitting doesn't return to old form we are really no worsr off than before the trade. I don't see how you can go wrong with this.
I figure taht Furcal will be the starting SS, Theriot will move to secound and Skip will become the Super Sub thet TLR likes to keep but hasn't quite had for the last couple of years, sence Skip can play all three outfield positions well and also can put in tie at secound base.
Wasn't crazy about the talk of acquiring Bedard unless it was anouther get really cheep type of deal, which I don't think was the case sence to Red Sox wanted and got him. I wanted the Cardinals to go ater him a few years back and I have been glad that they didn't ever sence the guy cant stay healty for a mounth much less a season.
I really was hopeing for Bell but my guess is that the asking price was Miller or Martinez and that's way to high for a rental. Both look to be a mqajor part of the not so distant future of the ball club. Scouts from SD were supposed to be at the game last night and i figure we were showcasing Lynn and Sallas as an Ether or for Bell, I hope that we wern't offering both, but who knows. Anyway thats my two cents turned into a buck fifty.

GO CARDS!!

July 31, 2011  09:06 PM ET

Totally agree on Furcal, since it didn't cost us anything I like the deal. Theriot's defense at short has simply not been that good, so Furcal can be a major upgrade there.

I figured Bell was a long shot and I figured SD would ask for Miller. Absolutely not a move the Cards should make. Miller's upside isn't worth trading for a closer, no matter how good that closer is.

August 1, 2011  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Totally agree on Furcal, since it didn't cost us anything I like the deal. Theriot's defense at short has simply not been that good, so Furcal can be a major upgrade there.I figured Bell was a long shot and I figured SD would ask for Miller. Absolutely not a move the Cards should make. Miller's upside isn't worth trading for a closer, no matter how good that closer is.

I think I read somewhere that SD actually asked for Miller AND Martinez, to which the Cards said "no way, Jose!" and hung up


LOL

August 1, 2011  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I think I read somewhere that SD actually asked for Miller AND Martinez, to which the Cards said "no way, Jose!" and hung upLOL

Good Lord, Miller and Martinez for a two month rental of Bell? LOL

I hope Mozeliak said something stronger before he hung up.......

August 1, 2011  12:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I think I read somewhere that SD actually asked for Miller AND Martinez, to which the Cards said "no way, Jose!" and hung upLOL

No doubt Bell is good, but no one is that good. I think that we can look at other options or at this point I am OK with standing pat if there isn't a true upgrade over what we have availabe.

August 3, 2011  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Good Lord, Miller and Martinez for a two month rental of Bell? LOLI hope Mozeliak said something stronger before he hung up.......

Yeah, blew my mind!

Well, I'm thinking he probably mentioned something about an insane asylum but I can't be sure! LOL

August 3, 2011  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

No doubt Bell is good, but no one is that good. I think that we can look at other options or at this point I am OK with standing pat if there isn't a true upgrade over what we have availabe.

I agree and you know they had to be asking a ton, considering how many teams were "interested" and the fact that he's still in San Diego!

August 3, 2011  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I agree and you know they had to be asking a ton, considering how many teams were "interested" and the fact that he's still in San Diego!

That's true. They must have been asking for the moon, because I am very surprised he's still there.

 
August 7, 2011  08:19 AM ET

I agree, especially since he was one of the first names mentioned when talking about the trade deadline

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