I agree. It would be nice to have him though. The Wainwright injury may become a factor. If the Cards do not trade Carpenter this season, they may pick up his option since they will not know what shape Wainwright will be in to start next year. If they pick up Carpenters option there is 15 mil out the window which may affect the negotiations. All in all I am hoping the Cubs get him, but I doubt he signs anywhere but with St Louis.