The Morning After STL

Strauss Skeptical at Cards’ Reported Peavy Interest

Brendan Marks, Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:16:00 GMT

Several reports have emerged from multiple media outlets over the past few days on the St. Louis Cardinals’ alleged interest in Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy.

The reports have garnered reaction from across the baseball world, with many questioning how much the 33-year-old would help a franchise many think needs another bat instead of an arm.

count st. louis post-dispatch columnist joe strauss among them.

“He doesn’t really move the needle for me, to be honest,” Strauss told Frank Cusamano on Wednesday’s Press Box. “I just don’t know how that demonstratively improves this rotation unless you have signifcant concerns about the bullpen that you want to move a (Carlos) Martinez or (Joe) Kelly back to relief.”

Strauss said the only way he could understand them acquiring the former Cy Young Award Winner would be if the Cardinals have deeper issues then they’re letting on.

He said on top of that, the Cardinals would have to deal talented, young players.

“You see names like (Allen) Craig and (Stephen) Piscotty attached to that, and I just don’t buy that,” he said. “I’m a little bit more skeptical about this the more I hear about it.”

Listen below as Strauss talks more about the Peavy rumors, as well as the continuing struggles of Craig and the development of Oscar Taveras.

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