Williams: "I'm a big boy"
This is from a STLtoday.com article:
"I'm a big boy," Williams said. "I told my wife at the end of the season, 'I'll probably be moving on next year anyway, regardless of what they want to do.'
"Having to hear it from reporters (that the Cardinals didn't have interest) is not a bad thing, but it was not the way I wanted to hear it. That's all right. It's over and done and time to move on."
That Ray Lankford trade worked out real bad, I think every Padres fan saw this coming except for KT:
Padres general manager Kevin Towers, who soon regretted trading Williams for Lankford, at least got a "mulligan" in getting Williams back nearly four years later.
"At the time, I thought Lankford might catch lightning in a bottle here," Towers said. "He was always a Padre killer, and maybe I fell too much in love with what he did against the Padres rather than what he did against everybody else. I probably didn't appreciate at the time what Woody brought to a staff. There was a huge void once Woody left.
I bet the Cards wish they had a big boy on their roster.