Going to throw out some names of recently released players.. Shed your thoughts of the idea.
Carlos Pena was released by the Astros today.. Which got me thinking. Why not sign him as a bench bat. It's essentially minimum salary at a prorated amount for the remainder of the season. He would definately provide power that Hannahan, Izturis, Corky, or a pitcher could provide.. He's definately not a guy who hits for average but does get on base at a okay rate. Like I said, would be there merely to bolster the bench and nothing more.
A catcher who could provide a little more stability then Corky.. Without essentially knowing how long Hanigan is going to be out at least this would provide you a little depth. His best season was in 2008 w/ the Indians but would definately be an upgrade over Mes current backup. Also the Cards are essentially interested and you know as soon as he puts on the Cardinal uniform he becomes the best signing known to man and he starts doing magic tricks at the plate because he's so amazing.