Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Cardinals Looking For A Lefty?

Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Cardinals are looking for a lefty compliment to Trevor Miller. With Dennys Reyes closing in on a deal with an unknown team - not the Athletics - expect remaining lefties Joe Beimel and Will Ohman to sign relatively soon. The Phillies, Cardinals, and Athletics are the known teams eying a lefty, so the next signing could trigger deals for Ohman and Beimel.

The Phillies recently made an offer to free agent lefty Will Ohman, and the Cardinals have shown interest, but have yet to join the Pirates, Marlins, and Padres, all of whom have made an offer. I expect Reyes to have a deal done by next week, with the remaining lefties signing soon after.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I still can't believe that the Cubs are not in the market for one of these lefies. Assuming Shawn Marshall gets the fifth starter spot, Neil Cotts is the only left handed relief pitcher in the organization with real Major League experience, and his ML career is quite spotty.

The Cubs are going to be pretty weak against left handed hitters in the middle innings, especially if Marshall goes to the rotation, and Marmol (who is really tough on left handers) gets the closer spot.

Perhaps Jim Hendry knows something I don't know (I certainly hope he does).