I don't think it is a terrible idea. I wouldn't mind using some of the minor league depth to go "all in" before Holliday, Molina, and Waino start declining (but not giving up so much to hamper the future too greatly). How great is this lineup with Tulo? What would the order be?
That is just a guess, but that lineup would be CRAZY good.
Maybe the Cardinals could get the Rockies to pick up a little of the money still owed to Tulo? Or the Cards could send Furcal and his contract to the Rockies in the deal?
which is more cost effective, an already proven star who will eat up a teams payroll, or a rising prospect who still makes near league minimum with star talent under team control and cheap price for many years
if tulo would make league minimum for us for several years, then yes you take the proven vet, but you have to factor in cost money wise in the equation, in addition to paying that salary for that player you also pay a prospect ace soon to be major league ready in addition to another young starting pitcher with potential to be a #3 who is also cost effective
you have to pay some stars but a team also needs young cost effective talent to compete when you dont have as huge as a payroll and endless money like the yankees, otherwise you have to fill rest of team with scrubs after paying for the few star players
With Tulos injuries recently and the contract hes under I would shy away from him unless there wasnt much being given up.And "carp4prez" I think the lineup would probably beJayTuloHollidayCraigBeltranMolinaFreeseFurcal/Descalso - 2B
There was another one out there started by ESPN that the Cards should trade Jay and I dont know what and get CarGo to play CF.