The Miami Marlins have a wealth of pitching on their roster and one of the worst offenses in baseball, causing their front office to strongly consider dealing away from their pitching depth to acquire more bats, similar to Cleveland. Pablo Lopez would fit right in with the St. Louis rotation.
It is being reported that the Marlins are now open to offers on Lopez to improve their offense, and the Cardinals have the talent depth to get a deal done for him. Lopez has a 3.03 ERA with 118 SO in 116 innings so far this season. At age 26, Lopez is under club control through 2024, making him another win now move for the club while also getting him for two more seasons.
Acquiring Lopez may require the largest haul on this list, but would easily be worth it if he is able to stabilize and lead this rotation for the next few seasons. The Marlins will not force a Lopez trade, so St. Louis will need to make a very strong offer to get Miami to move the young hurler.