As frustrating as his situation has been the Cardinals really have nothing to gain by trading him and certainly nothing to gain by releasing him. His trade value would be minimal so as long as he is making the league minimum we should just ride it out. I mean we are going to end up paying Brett Cecil $30M to do nothing and Reyes would cost a fraction of that.
The best thing to do is to build our pitching staff next year assuming he won’t be part of it but if he shows up then it is a bonus.
Alex who? A year or two ago, upon hearing the name “Alex”, my very first thought would have been “Reyes”. But that has changed. Now, the very first thing that would pop into my mind would be “Trebek” and then “Rodriguez” secondly. I think “Reyes” would probably come in right around #19, right after my next door neighbor’s pool guy, who I recognize as “Alex the pool guy”. It’s certainly not Reyes’ fault. This man can no longer be looked at as a starter. He wouldn’t make it to Cinco De Maya in that capacity. But it’s still possible, though remotely so, that he could survive as a member of the bullpen without breaking down over the course of a season. Good luck Alex…..we’re pulling for you!
Not Alexander the Great at #1 Pugs? If he’s going to be in STL, at least one year in the BP would have to be assumed. With the depth they have in the BP, that might not be a guarantee right away. How many option years does he have left?
I don’t blame you one bit, CardsFanInChiTown. I think our boys are ready to redeem themselves with a big 6th inning. Absolutely unbelievable that they have been unable to solve this Senzy fellow thus far. Go Birds!