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Beltran? another option?

Posted Saturday, December 17, 2011, at 7:15 PM

Just a short note tonight, but I thought I should throw it out there. Several St. Louis Cardinals fan pages, believed to be maintained by the Cardinals organization, shared a link to Carlos Beltran's fan page about an hour ago. While it doesn't necessarily mean anything, the same thing happened shortly before the team announced the signing of Furcal in August.

Also, Joe Strauss from the Post Dispatch sent out some slightly cryptic messages on Twitter saying that the Cubs may not be as interested in Prince Fielder as believed. When asked whether this would pique Mos's interest in the 27-year-old first baseman, he "hinted" there may or may not be interest. Again, that may mean nothing, but it is a change from the outspoken "no" stance we've heard over the last two weeks. Strauss insinuated that this could be the reason for the Cardinals dragging their feet in a possible move for Beltran. Of course, a Beltran signing, which seems quite possible in the not so distant future, would mean an end to the Fielder possibility. Things could get interesting.

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can we please have beltran from 5 years ago? lol

-- Posted by uptobat on Sat, Dec 17, 2011, at 8:39 PM
Corey Noles
For example, the one that kicked the snot out of the Cardinals in the NLCS in 2005?

I'm not sure if I would want to invest a great deal of money in any of the remaining free agents.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Sat, Dec 17, 2011, at 10:53 PM
Corey Noles
I really agree with you , Dustin. I also think we need another threat in the lineup. As it stands, I'm not sure what kind of pitches Holliday and Berkman will see without AP in front of them. Any moves made should, in my opinion be short ones. I'm still convinced you may see a trade at some point. Of course, the inflated mountain of cash they threw at Furcal means it won't be what I really thought they should be after.

i thought the cardinals would make a bigger splash with the money they saved

-- Posted by uptobat on Mon, Dec 19, 2011, at 10:00 PM

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Corey Noles, staff writer for The Daily Statesman and Editor of The North Stoddard Countian, is the author of a regular baseball/St. Louis Cardinals column and also uses his blog to sound off on various happenings in sports. He also operates a weekly baseball mailbag column.

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