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Royals Fan
06-01-2007, 11:36 AM
The tade rumor from the Kansas City Star via Rotoworild.

I know the Cards play in Kansas City next week and with Molina out for 3 to 6 weeks and this rumor has some life to it in my view. Any thoughts?

durl
06-01-2007, 11:45 AM
Would the Cards really trade for a catcher who's hitting .113 with 22 SO and only 3 walks? And would Larue, who was VERY insistent that he wanted to be the #1 catcher, want to be used as a temporary fix?

I would be shocked if they made such a move.

rotnoid
06-01-2007, 12:29 PM
Maybe LaRue sees it as an opportunity to play in a little more spotlight. Since they're the reigning WS champs, the Cardinals are going to get a ton more air time than the Royals. If LaRue can string together a few weeks back in the NL and on TV, he increases the value of his next contract (which should be no where near the size of his last one).

durl
06-01-2007, 12:36 PM
Good point. The Cards certainly enjoy a brigher spotlight than the Royals.

I still would be shocked if the Cards went with Larue.

fearofpopvol1
06-01-2007, 01:04 PM
It makes more sense than you'd think. He played in the NL Central for his entire career. He knows a lot of the pitchers he'd be up against. I'd have to believe his batting average would go up...

nate
06-01-2007, 01:24 PM
It makes more sense than you'd think. He played in the NL Central for his entire career. He knows a lot of the pitchers he'd be up against. I'd have to believe his batting average would go up...

That can cut both ways though, the pitchers will be familiar with him as well.

fearofpopvol1
06-01-2007, 01:39 PM
That can cut both ways though, the pitchers will be familiar with him as well.

Yes, but the bottom line is his career numbers (where he played in the NL Central) are much higher than what he has put up this season.

bucksfan2
06-01-2007, 01:43 PM
This would boost up the reds pitchers strike out totals.

rotnoid
06-01-2007, 02:03 PM
Yes, but the bottom line is his career numbers (where he played in the NL Central) are much higher than what he has put up this season.

True. There's this widely held belief that AL pitching is better than NL pitching (I'm not sure I 100% agree with it), so in that case, LaRue does himself a service switching leagues again. Who knows? Maybe the Cards do get that desperate. Of course, in their current position they're more likely to be sellers than buyers.

nate
06-01-2007, 02:33 PM
Yes, but the bottom line is his career numbers (where he played in the NL Central) are much higher than what he has put up this season.

Heh, true...but hard for them not to be!

captainmorgan07
06-01-2007, 06:34 PM
walt jocketty cannot be that desperate to trade for jason larue

jnwohio
06-01-2007, 07:43 PM
It makes more sense than you'd think. He played in the NL Central for his entire career. He knows a lot of the pitchers he'd be up against. I'd have to believe his batting average would go up...


And maybe more importantly from the Cards point of view, he knows a lot of the batters their pitchers will be facing.