Who is one player from an NL West club you would like to see the St. Louis Cardinals trade for? Alex Wood? Antonio Senzatela?
With baseball back and activities resuming, it’s great to see free agents moving and trades being completed to improve clubs. It’s spring training and baseball is back. What will the St. Louis Cardinals do this season to make improvements if needed?
While some trades would be fun until you have to think about restructuring the massive deal to make it make sense for your team, it’s kind of fun to consider what reasonable moves could be made. Spring training can expose injuries that were hidden in an offseason marred by a lockout that prevented clubs and players from communicating (see Fernando Tatis, Jr.).
New needs can be exposed. Where one team thought they had a lot of good options in their lineup or rotation, something comes up and puts that in question. All 15 national league clubs now need a dependable hitter with the universal designated hitter and this could definitely initiate some trade activity. It’s baseball. Things happen.
This look into trade candidates from NL West teams is meant to be fun. I’m not going for candidates with outrageous contracts though. I’m looking at players I do think would be interesting fits for a club with some remaining needs.
Let’s take a look at some players from the NL West.