The St. Louis Cardinals have a lot of work to do this winter. From needing to sure up the bullpen, to adding an impact bat, and potentially adding depth to the starting rotation. There seem to be four impact bat scenarios floating around and each seem to be beneficial.
Trading for Paul Goldschmidt. Trading for Goldschmidt is good in theory and we’d all probably still be more than happy with it.
However, there are a couple things to consider.
- Goldschmidt is in his final year of his contract. He would be expensive to trade for and there’s no guarantee they would be able to resign him.
- Almost certainly trading for Goldschmidt would also mean taking on Zack Greinke. While this helps bring depth to the pitching staff – Greinke would be 35 and still contracted through 2021 being owed $31.5M, $32M, and $32M in each of those seasons.
While both men would be great additions for 2019; the future with them is very unclear.