The Winter Meetings are getting close to coming to a close but the Cardinals have yet to add to their pitching depth. To be fair, outside of the Mets and Yankees, there has not been any significant action. But with two of the top three closers off the board and that being an area identified as a need by Mo and LaRussa, the team better pick up its efforts for Fuentes or possibly be left in the desert cold.
One rumored target of the Cardinals was J.J. Putz whom the Mets picked up in a huge multi-player deal. With the Mets need for an outfielder, would the Metropolitans be interested in spinning Putz and a prospect for Ankiel and Franklin? If the team loses out on Fuentes, Mo will need to get creative.
Hoffman would still be an option as would a possible deal with the Phillies. I know the Cardinals really like Ryan Madson.
On the starter side, I was hoping the Cards would get in on Oliver Perez but Boras has priced him out of the Cardinals budget, at least for now. Brad Penney, if healthy, would be interesting as would Randy Wolf.
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