Cardinals’ Rumors: Cleveland Indians trade partners again?

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Aug 26, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez (from left), starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28), starting pitcher Josh Tomlin (43) and starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (59) watch in the rain in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

As the St. Louis Cardinals seem to be unimpressed with the free agent market. Could they look to acquire an Indians pitcher?

The Indians have a a couple really nice young and controllable pitchers, and rumor is they are available and the St. Louis Cardinals could be interested according to MLB Trade Rumors. We all know how tough trades are and how difficult it must be for GM John Mozeliak to even think of trading with Cleveland again, especially after the last couple of deals.

However, it seems as if there is a bit of a relationship built there between the two teams, and with a new GM running things over there, a trade could be more in the Cardinals’ favor than before.

I normally am against trading prospects, but there are a few guys that I would be willing to give up. The Indians may look for a younger more controllable starter in return, as well as some high potential hitting. So, maybe the Cardinals could give them Luke Weaver, Charlie Tilson, and flame thrower Sam Tuivailala.

That may not be enough to get one of these stud pitchers from the Indians, but I think that is a good starter, and given how much the Cardinals have given the Indians in the last two deals, I think that’s a good “make up” deal.

All of this would definitely hinge on which pitcher the Cardinals would be after. There are three different options for the Cardinals, so let’s take a look at all three and make a case for which pitcher has the best chance to be traded and which one would intrigue the Cardinals the most.

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