The St. Louis Cardinals have promised to have a busy offseason and if this is true players who failed to vest could add value in an inexpensive way.
The St. Louis Cardinals do not look likely to play in October. We all need to just face it. I hope I’m way wrong but the clock is running out on the chance to reverse the trend of 2017.
Noting the fairly likely outcome of the 2017 season, perhaps the calendar has turned for St. Louis Cardinals fans and we should all turn our attention to the activity that is promised for the offseason. Will the Cardinals add players? Will the Cards sell players? Are trades coming?
There are far too many questions than answers at this point but maybe there are solutions laying out there after all. Recently, MLB Trade Rumors posted a list updating the 2018 vesting options and in this list are- at least to me- interesting options for the 2018 St. Louis Cardinals.
Let me be clear, this slideshow will simply look at the players who have questionable or failed vestments if and only if I feel they would be a good pick up by the St. Louis Cardinals.
With the amount of decent-to-good players already on the club, it might not make much sense to pick up anyone new but we all know that a new addition can lead to energy and change that it seems this organization desperately needs.
Let me also add this disclaimer: I hope the St. Louis Cardinals hold onto the likes of Jedd Gyorko, Paul DeJong, Juan Nicasio, Tommy Pham, and others. At the same time, however, the Cardinals would do well to let likes of Randal Grichuk (sorry, Josh), Matt Carpenter (admittedly unlikely), Zach Duke, and others walk or find new homes.
These vacancies could open the doors to a few of these inexpensive pick ups through buyouts by other teams.