Originally Posted by mdccclxix
IMO, it would behoove them to slightly overpay at the deadline for an arm that will shore them up for the year. Not sure if that means Shelby Miller for Anibel or Nolasco or the ilk, but they should do something soon.
Shelby Miller and Carlos Martinez are untouchable right now if the Cards are going to sign Pujols. Those two pitching prospects will be great in the rotation in a year or two and will add cost certainty for a large payroll. With the drafting of Wong this year at 2nd, I think Zach Cox becomes almost a player without a position in the Cardinals organization sort of like what Brett Wallace was a couple of years ago. I could see a Zach Cox type trade for something.
That said, I don't know if there is a whole lot out there the Cards can get. Heath Bell is the big name but I don't see the Cards giving up a lot for a rental player. They might have to just live with what they have. Though with Dave Duncan's history, they might be able to find a diamond in the rough somewhere out there.