Found March 05, 2013 on 85% Sports:
With Rafael Furcal most likely starting the season on the DL, the Cardinals could be in the market for a shortstop. Sure, there are guys like Pete Kozma and Ronny Cedeno on the roster, but do either really instill confidence in the masses. I’ll pass. Here are a few other options. Craig Amsinger brought up an interesting name on St. Louis radio today – Brendan Ryan. With Tony LaRussa gone and Chris Carpenter’s days numbered, he’d be able to get a fairly fresh start with the organization. He’s older and more mature now, so some of the character issues might be gone. They really don’t need a bat for the position and his glove is one of the best in the game; he’s perfect for the team. The Mariners have Nick Franklin ready, so getting anything in return for Ryan is a plus. They have could have Maikel Cleto back for him. Amsinger was asked about the availability of Dee Gordon, and pretty much shot it down. While Gordon has a lot of appeal – speed, lead off bat, cost controlled –...
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