Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Taveras for Elvis Andrus
Taveras is untouchable at this point. There is no chance, unless Mo is dumber than a box of rocks, where he trades the best hitting prospect in the minors who projects to be a high impact middle of the order, All Star quality bat whom the Cards control for a lot of years for a SS whose a Scott Boras client that's going to be a free agent in 2015. I love Andrus but the lack of cost control makes me stay away from giving up too many prime chips for him.
EDIT: The way Taveras is playing right now (arguably the best hitter for the Cardinals in Spring Training), the only way he won't break with the big team after Spring Training is if they wait a month to bring him up so some sort of contractual thing doesn't kick in. I'm clueless when it comes to minor league contracts but there's something in which a players options don't kick in if you wait for a month or two vs. if you bring him up now. I think it's all asinine because he can help the team right now but again I'm not paying the bills.