Nolan Gorman highlights trade package
Knowing that Gorman and Winn are on the table for St. Louis at the moment and Washington is including Corbin in this deal, we can begin to put together the final pieces of this package and understand what is going to get this deal done.
The Nationals are asking for 4-5 young players, a combination of young major leaguers with low service time and top prospects, according to The Athletics’ Ken Rosenthal. With Gorman and Winn in the deal and Walker currently off the table, 2-3 more pieces can now be identified.
The first of which, and last “major” piece, would likely be outfielder Dylan Carlson. Carlson is a former top prospect himself, and the 23 year old switch hitter is proving to be a productive big league hitter as well as potential Gold Glove outfielder. Although the Cardinals could potentially get away with Carlson not being in the deal, it seems unlikely if they want to hold onto Walker as well.
Gorman, Winn, and Carlson make up a strong foundation to a deal for Soto, and then a few more youngsters a tier or two below the trio could complete this deal. With Corbin’s contract coming back to St. Louis, two of the following players would all but finalize these negotiations: Alec Burleson, Michael McGreevy, Juan Yepez, Joshua Baez, Moises Gomez, Luken Baker, or Malcom Nunez.
If the Cardinals wish to hold onto Carlson, that likely means pairing Gorman and Winn with two or three of Matthew Liberatore, Tink Hence, Ivan Herrera, Burleson, McGreevy, and players in that tear of prospects.
It is hard to nail down the final pieces of the package as so many names could be at play, but based on what we know, this is what can be expected.