The St. Louis Cardinals are in all sorts of rumors at the moment. Whether it’s the potential of a Juan Soto trade, or looking at acquiring starting pitching at the deadline, trade ideas and proposals are thrown all over the place.
Over the last few weeks, insiders and personalities from the Athletic as well as 101 ESPN have speculated the potential of the Cardinals trading for Mike Trout in the future.
On July 1st, in an episode of “The Athletic Baseball Show: A show about MLB”, Keith Law speculated whether or not St. Louis could be the team to acquire Trout if the club ends up selling over the next few seasons.
“I mean with Jordan Walker and Maysn Winn…that draft looks unbelievable for them right now. They rolled the dice big time there. The Cardinals they’re doing so much right. I’m not going to do the whole Cardinals system here. They’re doing a lot right. Which puts them in a position where they could package a few of these guys together. Maybe not those two specific, but they could put a few guys together and probably acquire anyone in baseball who’s available in a trade.” – Keith Law via “The Athletic Baseball Show”.
Now, this is still in a place of speculation, and the deal would not be before the offseason at the very earliest, but the point Law was making is that if Trout becomes available via trade in 2023, 2024, or 2025, St. Louis would be a prime destination.
101 ESPN discussed which superstars the Cardinals would be most likely to acquire, and in referencing Law’s early point, discussed how Mike Trout seems to be more of a St. Louis Cardinals trade than a Juan Soto trade appears to be.
Here are some reasons the Cardinals may actually be players for Mike Trout in coming seasons.