Cards' acquire Pineiro from Red Sox

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.