February 05, 2011

Pujols, Berkman, Edmonds - a Cardinals bank shot?

I am intrigued and interested by the fact that Jim Edmonds has signed a minor-league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.

The "intrigued" part of me thinks this furthers the idea that the Birds are ready for life without http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/pujolal01.shtml, and, despite his pledge to veto trades, will still try to pull off a deal if the team can.

How's Jimbo fit into this?

Simple. I thought all along that Lance Berkman was signed to be Plan B at first base and NOT a backup corner outfielder. If Edmonds makes the major-league squad, he can pick up 200-300 ABs no problem. The easy way for him to do that is if Fat Elvis is at first.

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