will carroll at baseball prospectus claims the pirates want brad thompson and cody haerther in exchange for matt lawton --- a ridiculously high asking price. i suppose if i were pittsburgh's gm i might ask for those guys too --- but i'd probably have to end up settling for less. and so may dave littlefield.
carroll also reported (yesterday) that the cardinals were keen on eric byrnes but didn't find a willing partner in colorado.
a thread at bernie's pressbox references a jayson stark / espn report that has the cardinals pursuing randy winn. i happen to think winn makes a lot of sense for our team . . . .