Re-tooling the St. Louis Cardinals Roster for 2020

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 23: General manager John Mozeliak on the field before Game One of the 2013 World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on October 23, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 23: General manager John Mozeliak on the field before Game One of the 2013 World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on October 23, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – JULY 05: Dexter Fowler #25 of the St. Louis Cardinals points to the sky as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on July 05, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – JULY 05: Dexter Fowler #25 of the St. Louis Cardinals points to the sky as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on July 05, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

Trade #5: St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies

Cardinals get: Mickey Moniak

Phillies get: Dexter Fowler

The Phillies need outfield help. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. With Andrew McCutchen and Odubel Herrera done for the year, and Jay Bruce currently on the shelf, the Phillies are watching their postseason hopes slip through their fingers. Fowler has gotten on base at a near .360 clip, making him a desirable top-of-the-order bat.

Moniak (Philadelphia #9) was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2016 draft but stumbled hard out of the gate. Most have written him off as a major draft bust, but he has quietly improved his stock while beginning to drive the ball into the gaps in Double A. Moniak would be an exciting high ceiling, high floor prospect to energize the St. Louis fan base.

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