That series of trades last year that was, essentially and really, a get Ryan Theriot and dump Brendan Ryan deal? Looks like even Tony La Russa is now admitting it's teh suck, or at least John Mozeliak is, as the Birds try to land Dodger shortstop Rafael Furcal.
Furcal has been an above-average hitter at SS, with a glove at least average. Until this year.
He's below the Mendoza Line this year. Though he is still a better fielder than Theriot.
Meanwhile, Ryan this year is batting as well as Theriot and gloving better than Furcal of three years ago.
This isn't "win now," it's "remake the team on Tony the Pony's terms."