Chuck Finley has just been traded by the Indians to the Cardinals for basically the privilege of not having to pay his outrageous salary ($5M plus $7 from his signing bonus). Finley is not much of an addition: he hasn't been good for almost two years, hasn't been great for about 9, and odds are want be more than poor this year. But after the tragic death of Darryl Kile and the ineffectiveness of the various young pitchers named Smith and old pitchers named Benes, the Cardinals felt that they could catch lightning in a bottle with a 40-year retread. Manager Tony LaRussa and pitching coach Dave Duncan have done it before (witness Woody Williams). I wish them luck.