St. Louis Cardinals: Three outfield trade targets that won’t break the bank
I have no doubt that John Mozeliak is inquiring on all three of these outfielders, and if the Cardinals were to acquire any of them, it would be a big win for the organization. Questions will remain about whether Benintendi or Haniger would resign after their contracts expire, but that is a risk you have to take.
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Amidst all the uncertainty in baseball, this is the season to pull the trigger. Many of the Cardinals contracts come off the books after next season, so they might as well give one of these deals a go and see what happens. Whether it is Haniger, Benintendi, Marsh, or someone else, the Cardinals probably need to make more than one of these under-the-radar moves.
Personally, I would love a Benintendi deal. He has a sweet swing, plays hard in the field, and has the upside to be a really big steal. On the other hand, Haniger is a bit risky and the price for Marsh might be too much.
Benintendi, Carlson, and Bader would be a great defense in the outfield, and the Goldy-Carlson-Benintendi-DeJong would be a left-right combo every pitcher fears. The Red Sox will ask for a lot, but with the depth that the Cardinals have, the trade will most definitely be worth it.
The St. Louis Cardinals need to make a move– I vow to keep writing about potential targets until the day they finally acquire one. Although I think 2021 will be a transition year for the ballclub, the expectations from Cardinal Nation are to always be competitive.