Washburn, who was on the radar of the Brewers before Milwaukee stumbled in mid July and fell back in the standings, would have looked nice in the Cardinals rotation. But at least he won't be helping another team in the NL Central Division race.
Scott Wuerz is a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan and a veteran writer. He has penned the View From the Cheap Seats Cardinals fan blog for the Belleville News-Democrat since 2007.
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