As the Cardinals try to stay awake while waiting for Matt Holliday to do something, maybe they should check in or Miguel Tejada.
He's not much of a shortstop anymore, but Tejada could probably provide decent defense and a nice bat at third base. And, while he is said to be looking for a three-year contract as a 35 year old, it doesn't seem like anyone is inclined to give that to him.
The Astros have reportedly told Tejada they can't afford to bring him back as they attempt to slice their $107-million payroll.
Tejada hit .313 last season with 13 homers in 2009.
The Cardinals might want some insurance at third base after prospect David Freese was arrested for alledgedly driving while drunk.