I was hoping that the Cardinals would bring Lackey back but today he signed with the Cubs for a two-year contract that is worth $32 million, allowing the Cubs to avoid making a commitment beyond 2017 to a 37-year-old pitcher. Lackey turned down a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer from the Cardinals, who now receive a first-round draft pick as compensation for losing him to their NL Central rivals. It just so happens that the Cubs draft pick is at #28. So who will the Cardinals turn to now? With the winter meetings coming up I am sure we will see some movement to help out our need for pitching and power hitters.