>Walt Jocketty, former GM of the St. Louis Cardinals and current GM of the Cincinnati Reds, has put together a team in Cincinnati that resembles another team that wore red back in 2004.  When he traded for Jim Edmonds, Jocketty had pieced together five members of that 2004 Cardinal team: Edmonds, Russ Springer, Scott Rolen, Miguel Cairo and Jason Isringhausen (who is pitching in Triple-A).

Unfortunately, the 2004 Cardinals were dominating 6 years ago, which means all of those players are 6 years older (and they weren’t exactly spring chickens at the time).  Well, Father Time is starting to catch up to them.

Jim Edmonds, just 3 for 22 with the Reds, is reportedly heading for the DL with a strained oblique where he will be joining another former Cardinal, Russ Springer, who is going to miss the rest of the season following back surgery.  It’s only a matter of time before they call up Izzy and he starts coughing up leads late in the game.