Originally Posted by OneManBand
White Sox reject the Cardinals offer for Alexei Ramirez.. Cards had offered Carlos Martinez.
In the same report it states that the Reds scouts among other teams should be in town through the weekend to watch Jake Peavy and Jesse Crain.. Crain who is expected back from the DL on Sunday has been rumored to be on the Reds radar in the past.
The Ramirez for Martinez deal has been shot down by numerous people. First of all the reported offer had the words "involving" in it. "Involving" as in other players involved. Second of all it wouldn't be that big of an upgrade for the Cards as Ramirez's numbers have been in decline for the last several years.
The Cardinals aren't going to trade their top pitching prospect for a marginal upgrade at SS. I could however envision a scenario where the Cardinals try to get Peavy and Ramirez where Martinez is the center piece of the Cardinals offer along with others.