Giles Turns Down Latest Offer

Cardinal Fans remain hopeful that St. Louis may still be able to sign free agent outfielder Brian Giles. Yesterday, the Padres rejected a three-year proposal that the right fielder's agent said was "significantly less" than what Giles can get from at least one other club.

"We're going to go forward with the assumption that the Padres and Brian are not able to make a deal," agent Joe Bick said. "We've been holding off moving in a different direction in hopes of getting something done with the Padres, but there's no reason to believe that's going to happen." Bick wouldn't discuss the worth of the deal, which is believed to be close to $30 million. Padres CEO...

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