St. Louis Cardinals: 4 Offseason Deals That Would Hurt Most

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The Hot Stove has cooled for now, leaving everyone to speculate on how the St. Louis Cardinals will spend their TV money. But other teams have big plans, too.

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder

Yasiel Puig

could figure mightily in offseason moves that could hurt the St. Louis Cardinals’ chances in 2016. Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Cardinals and their fans head into Thanksgiving weekend with butterflies in their collective

stomach. Absolute silence from free agent outfielder Jason Heyward‘s camp and agitating big spenders in Boston and Los Angeles threaten to give Cardinal Nation some serious heartburn when the turkey is gone.

Leave it to me to add to your anxiety. As a glass-is-half-empty kind of guy, I look at the trade and free agency horizon and cringe at how much the enemies of the St. Louis Cardinals can improve at the Redbirds’ expense. Here are five moves that could hurt the most.

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