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Schumaker a goner, Dodgers interested?

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08:02 AM ET 12.10 | When the clock ticked louder for Jim Edmonds in St. Louis, the Cardinals gave him a business-is-business nudge out of town. Now comes the case of Jared Michael "Skip" Schumaker. He is no superstar. He is 32 rather than meandering into the twilight of his career. Yet Schumaker has roots that run just as deeply within the organization as did those of Edmonds. And, like what occurred with Edmonds five years ago, the time has arrived when team and player recognize it is time for Schumaker to play elsewhere. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak acknowledged during last week's winter meetings that he was seeking to trade Schumaker. ... [Mozeliak] is diplomatically saying Skip's "a goner." The Los Angeles Dodgers, prodded by new hitting coach Mark McGwire, have interest.

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December 10, 2012  09:41 AM ET

IF this is true, many thanks to Skip for his years of service!

He'll be missed

December 10, 2012  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

IF this is true, many thanks to Skip for his years of service! He'll be missed

Yeah, good guy, true professional, great Cardinal. Definitely filled a role many times for the organization. If he is traded, I wish him well.

December 10, 2012  10:01 AM ET

I have a different view of 55. This man needs to think the man upstairs everyday that the Cards let him hang around for years in helping him make a good living in the bigs. You will see what the Cards get in return for him when he is traded, maybe a B line prospect.

December 10, 2012  10:16 AM ET

Dodgers again????

December 10, 2012  12:26 PM ET
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Dodgers again????

Yeah, that part's hard to see. They were going to keep Castro as a utility player, not sure why they would want another. Maybe the "interest" is confined to McGwire putting in a good word for his buddy with his bosses.

December 10, 2012  12:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

IF this is true, many thanks to Skip for his years of service! He'll be missed

the big spenders dodgers are a top of business in every player though,,,

December 10, 2012  12:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Yeah, that part's hard to see. They were going to keep Castro as a utility player, not sure why they would want another. Maybe the "interest" is confined to McGwire putting in a good word for his buddy with his bosses.

the hitting coach put a word for Schumaker, and what better place than the dodgers team???

December 10, 2012  12:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Yeah, good guy, true professional, great Cardinal. Definitely filled a role many times for the organization. If he is traded, I wish him well.

as we all know nothing last forever,,,,

December 10, 2012  01:57 PM ET
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I have a different view of 55. This man needs to think the man upstairs everyday that the Cards let him hang around for years in helping him make a good living in the bigs. You will see what the Cards get in return for him when he is traded, maybe a B line prospect.

So we aren't going to get Kershaw for him??

Seriously, I understand what you are saying. He was borderline much of the time, but he usually did have a decent OBP and batting average. Never could hit LHP, though.

December 10, 2012  03:20 PM ET

He's done his job here. Now it's time to move on. I wish him luck; I'm sure he's not on the roster by spring training.

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December 10, 2012  11:48 PM ET

I think I speak for every Cardinals fan when I say don't let the door hit you on the way out! We've got a powerhouse in Daniel Descalso at 2nd now!

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