The Cardinals acquired Ryan Theriot for Blake Hawksworth. The idea of trading for Theriot has been discussed here, and I thought it'd be relevant to see what others thought of this deal. I think it seems about fair, if you (like me) are of the opinion that Hawksworth will never be much good.
That could be quite a deal when you consider he was thought of as a $10 million dollar player at one point. Back in March, it was reported the Rays had offered him nearly $2 million. Some scouts liked his bat over Anderson, and it is believed his power potential is much greater. There are some concerns about attitude, but we've heard that before.
I never knew much about Ruiz, but do others think he's worth a look?