Cardinals Rumors: 5 Starters St. Louis will look to acquire

MIAMI, FLORIDA - JULY 05: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the Los Angeles Angels delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park on July 05, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - JULY 05: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the Los Angeles Angels delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park on July 05, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FLORIDA – JULY 05: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the Los Angeles Angels delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park on July 05, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JULY 05: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the Los Angeles Angels delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park on July 05, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Noah Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard signed a 1 year, $21 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels in the offseason and looks to be a critical trade piece for the club after falling out of contention over the summer. The Cardinals have reportedly been calling the Angels about Syndergaard as of late.

I broke down in a trade deadline wish list article how the Cardinals could unlock the best side of Syndergaard with a deal to St. Louis, similar to how they reshaped the makeups of Lester and Happ last season. Syndergaard has some of the best stuff in baseball, and needs to lean on his money pitches more instead of throwing the pitches that get mashed.

Syndergaard will not come cheap, but due to him being a rental, having a 3.83 ERA this season, and clearly someone that the Angels want to move for future value, he will not cost as much as some other options on the market. Syndergaard can be relied on for consistent innings down the stretch, and may even be able to regain some of his top end form in St. Louis.

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