apparently, Ken Rosenthal is speculating that a Akinori Otsuka trade to the Cardinals makes some sense. i'd love to see it, but i can't imagine it happening. i'm not sure what we have that the Rangers would want (they need SP, we've got a bunch of so-so relievers and so-so OFers), and i don't think they can afford to put all their eggs in Gagne's basket just yet.
Anyway, one of Rosenthal's sources said this was a possibility. two other sources said that Jock hasn't even talked with the Rangers about it.
again, this just doesn't seem likely. but stranger things have happened, i suppose.