>Did you see what I did with that title?  Suppan… soup on… don’t judge me.

Word came down yesterday that the St. Louis Cardinals were close to re-signing Jeff Suppan, recently released from the Milwaukee Brewers.  Rumor has it that the Cards were looking for someone to replace Kyle Lohse’s +5.00 ERA, and Suppan was released at “just the right time” to pull the trigger on the deal.  Said Cardinal pitching coach Dave Duncan, “That guy again?”

Before being released, Suppan was in the final year of a four-year, $42 million contract with the Brewers, which, at the time, was the largest contract in club history.  That should tell you why the Brewers have not been in the World Series since 1982.