The St. Louis Cardinals are a week away from the trade deadline, and if you have paid attention you know the team is in the market to make some moves.
The rumor mill continues to churn forward for the St. Louis Cardinals. With one week out from the deadline, things are just as confusing as they were a week ago. After dropping two of three to the Cubs, Cardinal fans have called for the team to finally embrace the idea of being sellers.
With the team not taking advantage of miscues by the rest of the National League Central, the idea of being sellers isn’t shocking. On the other hand, with a strong push the Central could be had. If the team decides to buy, it would show their commitment to winning.
The St. Louis Cardinals have seen themselves involved in rumors covering the spectrum. From buying, to selling, to a combination of the two, the Cardinals are everywhere. The route this front office will take still remains to be seen, but John Mozeliak is on record saying the team is “open for business.”
The Cardinals have pieces to buy or sell. The farm system has been replenished with very promising talent. The major league roster has some friendly and expiring contracts that a contender might find interesting. The one thing known is this team can’t afford to sit on their hands when it comes to this year’s trade deadline.
If the Cardinals front office believes this team can compete this year, then a big move must happen. If they think gearing up for a run next year is the way to go, then some smart moves will have to be made in an attempt to compete again in 2018. Regardless, this front office has a tall task ahead of them. Cardinal fans won’t just sit around and accept what they have seen this year. John Mozeliak and the rest of the St. Louis Cardinals’ front office need to be working the phones.