Not sure I understand the trade, esp. since he's pencilled in at SS. Slight upgrade over BRyan's bat, but downgrade on D.
I know the Birds can't spend a lot of $$$ before they re-sign El Machine. (Please, God, let them re-sign him). But seems like we have enough light hitting middle infielders already.
Those were my exact thoughts when I read about it. You pick up a few points of batting average, but not much OBP and you lose A LOT on defense. Theriot strikes me a good guy and the effort will be there. He's probably good in the clubhouse, but I don't see how this solves any of the problems that plagued the Cards last year. I don't see Pujols looking at this signing as any kind of commitment to winning.
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