St. Louis Cardinals Rumors: Who should be traded?
Matt Adams, 1B
I saved Matt Adams for last. I did so because for all of the players listed I hope the strongest that Adams departs the Cardinals. Again, it has nothing to do with dislike, but I have lost favor with Adams for quite some time.
I also listed Adams last as I feel of all the names listed that he is the most likely to actually receive a trade. I feel that he has the most value of these names (considering the fact that he has little value at this moment thanks to injury). Taking into consider his “low” value at this moment, I do not see this trade falling anytime soon (but can certainly wish).
Adams’ offensive slash line reads .276/.316/.451 and his defensive fielding percentage is .993. Should he show a strong outing in Spring and the start of the season, it is not a stretch to imagine him wearing a different uniform. This 3.6 WAR player would be a welcome addition to another team and would open paths for others for the Cardinals.
A glimmer of hope for those of us who would like Adams traded might be found in Holliday’s working at first base here at the start of spring training. Might there be a touch of smoke in this activity?
And if there is smoke showing by Holliday working out at first, who might have interest? I’ve always thought that Adams to Colorado made a great deal of sense. When the Cardinals were linked to the Rockies outfielders earlier on the hot stove, I was just waiting for the deal to be completed and involve Adams’ name. Might this happen after spring? Time will tell.
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I’m excited to see what spring training brings and whether we see these players becoming strong contributors and falling off this list or whether we see more and more proof of the need to trade them. Follow me on Twitter and we can discuss and watch the upcoming trades.