Tuesday, July 31, 2007
The Cardinals, looking to remain in striking distance of the postseason, have tried to shore up their shaky pitching staff by acquiring Joel Pineiro for a player to be named later and cash considerations. This seems like a strange move seeing as Pineiro had been awful this year before being demoted to triple-a. He has since pitched better there but the Cardinals could have stayed in house if they wanted a successful minor leaguer. This move could send Mike Maroth or Kip Wells to the bullpen, as both have struggled mightily this year.