St. Louis Cardinals: A trade proposal for the Cardinals and Royals

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 17: Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals yells at plate umpire John Tumpane after being ejected in the third inning against the Houston Astros at Kauffman Stadium on June 17, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 17: Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals yells at plate umpire John Tumpane after being ejected in the third inning against the Houston Astros at Kauffman Stadium on June 17, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) /
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ST LOUIS, MO – MAY 2: A general view of Busch Stadium during the eighth inning of a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago White Sox on May 2, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO – MAY 2: A general view of Busch Stadium during the eighth inning of a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago White Sox on May 2, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images) /

Redbird Rants and Kings of Kaufman, the FanSided Kansas City Royals site, made a mock trade that should benefit both clubs.  The St. Louis Cardinals would get MIke Moustakas and the Royals would get three prospects.

The Kansas City Royals MIke Moustakas, has been tied to many trade rumors involving the St. Louis Cardinals.  The left-handed power hitting third baseman would be a nice fit in the Redbird lineup, possibly helping to ignite the offense and solidify the infield defense.

The Kansas City Royals have been shedding talent in June to start a major rebuild project.  Already traded this month have been outfielder Jon Jay and closer Kevin Herrera.  The Herrera trade alone to the Washington Nationals, indicated the Royals plan to give up on this season and start the rebuilding project.

Mike Moustakas could be the next Royals piece to go.  With his trade friendly one year contract, teams mentioned as interested in ‘Moose’ along with the Cardinals are the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets. Therefore, a trade of Moustakas seems to be imminent.

Over the weekend, contributors from Redbird Rants and our FanSided cousins, Kings of Kaufman, negotiated a mock trade.

The negotiations started with the KoK inquiring about the availability of Cardinal top prospects, outfielder Tyler O’Neil, pitcher Dakota Hudson, outfielder Oscar Mercado, and third baseman Evan Mendoza.  Also during negotiations, Cardinals’ second base prospect Max Shrock,  veteran reliever and current minor leaguer, Edward Mujica, were discussed as possible trade pieces as part of the package in order to secure the services of Moustakas.

After much back and forth, the Redbird Rants contributors offered Mercado and Mendoza to the KoK contributors for Moustakas.

Finally, the King of Kaufman contributors agreed to send Mike Moustakas to the St. Louis Cardinals for Oscar Mercado and Evan Mendoza, if Redbird Rants would throw in AA pitching prospect Colton Thomson.  The Redbird Rants contributors agreed and the mock trade was completed.

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