Welcome to Day 2 of the Winter Meetings.
Gerry Fraley of FOX Sports writes the Cardinals and Phillies indulged in some trade talks around 2:30 a.m. Supposedly Rick Ankiel was dangled to Atlanta, but the Phils were probably more interested in Ryan Ludwick:
Ryan Ludwick would be the best fit for the Phillies, but the Phils might not want to break up their bullpen and the Cardinals would want a top-flight reliever in return.
That tells me a main cog in a deal with the Cardinals would have to be Ryan Madson.