If the St. Louis Cardinals decide to move on from Paul DeJong, here are two shortstop options trade options that they should consider.
It has been a rather slow start to the season for St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong. Entering the week, he was hitting .139/.262/.278 with one home run and four RBI. His OPS+ was 57, meaning that he is a well-below average player in his first 12 games.
But as written previously, it is far too early for the Cardinals to give up on DeJong. They invested too much in him, and passed up on too much talent in free agency, to pull the plug on him at shortstop. It will likely take until midseason for the front office and coaching staff to come to that decision.
Let’s say that the Cardinals do move on from DeJong and look to upgrade the shortstop position. Who might they target? In a piece written on Feb. 14, MLB Trade Rumors published a story on 27 players who could be trade candidates following the lockout. And Adalberto Mondesi and Amed Rosario, both veteran shortstops, were listed in the story.