So long, Luna…Hello, Ronnie
As dismal as this weekend with the Cubs was, there’s a ray of light in the Cards’ trade of Hector Luna for Ronnie Belliard. If we were going to give up 1/2 of our 2nd base platoon, I would have rather seen Miles go, but I guess the Indians have better taste. I liked Luna and felt he could contribute at numerous positions, even if he was somewhat inconsistent. I just don’t see a lot of fire in Miles. When he struck out with the bases loaded to end the game the other day, I wanted to throw something at the TV. I don’t know much about Belliard, but the numbers sound good. It will be good to have some stability at second base from a defensive perspective, and it also sounds like he can offer the offensive pop we need. Now a deal for a new starting pitcher tomorrow would really make me happy… but at least this is something. Plus, Ronnie’s got cool hair.