St. Louis Cardinals Pitching Reconsidered: 5 Bullpen Targets

2 of 5

Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger

Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Rays relievers have gone together like peanut butter a jelly in offseason trade rumors, mainly because they’re both too expensive now for the budget-conscious Rays. Both also have the coveted closer’s experience, which, as anyone in the game will tell you, is just different (translation: more valuable) from any other kind of relief experience.

Boxberger, a righty, and McGee, a left-hander, have been more effective in the setup role, however. The Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks and Washington Nationals are all apparently chasing them hard. So, too, should the St. Louis Cardinals.