Jim Edmonds has been traded to San Diego with 1 million dollars for a 24 year old player in single A ball. Hey, at least our owners are still making money. More proof that the Blues are the best ticket in St. Louis.
Edmonds does not have much left and he wanted to finish his career in the west.
It frees up salary and a position for our younger guys, Cards are going into rebuilding mode.
It frees up salary for this season, sure. However, what makes anyone think the Cards owners are going to do anything of note with that money rather than take it to the bank? Was it their "inspired" signing of Izturis? This offseason seems like rebuilding mode when Mark Sauer ran the Blues and less like rebuilding mode once we had JD. It seems it's not about getting better, it's all about saving some cash.
look at it this way. edmonds is aging, still a great defensive player, but offensively he doesnt cut it anymore, much like rolen but rolen contributes more offensively. our lineup without pujols is fairly pathetic if you think about it. plus we have ankiel, ludwick, and duncan who could all play almost everyday in the outfield. add in skip and juan and thats more than enough for your outfield(not even counting speizio who can play OF). plus we have a new gm, the new gm is probably making a statement or just didnt have the same feelings on edmonds like jocketty .
Hey we got a St. Louis kid prospect and dumped major salary. I'm surprised they found a taker. I liked Edmonds three years ago. Edmonds and Weight are kind of in the same boat. It was a joy to see them both and I wish them well. Lots of great memories.
Ya, I actually like the deal. Get Edmonds' contract (which was a mistake, regardless of the fact everyone was still drunk on World Series Champagne) off the books and begin a rebuilding which has been necessary since 2006. Trade value for Jimmy wasn't very high, but I guess this kid projects some good power numbers and is supposedly a great kid and hard worker(and local boy).
I hope the new GM has recognized the need to begin the ugly and painful process of shedding bloated contracts and building through the draft.