Originally Posted by PuffyPig
Well, Chris couldn't upseat the Cards firstbaseman, and he wasn't much....
Right...Duncan didn't have a position in St Louis. When he stopped hitting, he didn't have much use anywhere. LRussa refused to send him to the minors no matter how bad he did. So the only option was for the GM to trade him. LaRussa and Duncan were upset, and Duncan reportedly threatened to quit, but everyon denied that happened.