St. Louis Cardinals: 5 Blockbuster Winter Meetings Trades

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Everyone is in on trade rumors for former St. Louis Cardinal Shelby Miller as the Braves continue to inch ever closer to a Houston Astros-level team demolition. Some GM is going to vastly overpay for Miller.

Meanwhile, Freddie Freeman and Julio Teheran are just sitting there, ready for the taking. NO ONE should care that the Braves front office insists Freeman isn’t for sale. He and everyone else is available for the right deal. The problem for the St. Louis Cardinals is whether they can offer it.

Top prospect Alex Reyes screwed the St. Louis Cardinals on several fronts by getting suspended for his weed possession. If Reyes stays with the St. Louis Cardinals, his development is set back by 50 games. If he goes, the St. Louis Cardinals will have to upsell a suddenly devalued asset. Then again, probably not. That 100-mph heater or Reyes’ will make player evaluators forgive and forget.

Which is good, because Reyes would have to be the anchor for a deal of this magnitude.

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