Cardinals Rumors: St. Louis receiving calls about Nolan Gorman

Nolan Gorman #16 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 03, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Nolan Gorman #16 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 03, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /
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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – JULY 25: Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard #34 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches during the 1st inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 25, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – JULY 25: Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard #34 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches during the 1st inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 25, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

Cardinals Trade Partner: Los Angeles Angels

There are multiple names that St. Louis is linked to on the Angels, and with the club looking to rebuild or at least retool to prepare for 2023, Nolan Gorman would make a lot of sense for the club.

The name that has been linked most to St. Louis is Noah Syndergaard. The former standout ace of the New York Mets, Syndergaard signed a one-year deal with the Angels in the offseason, and has been good, but not great, so far this season. His 3.83 in 80 innings of work could actually see improvement if he were to come to St. Louis, something we dove into in another article. 

Giving up Gorman for a guy whose name seems to be worth more than his production at the moment seems a bit irrational, but other clubs are calling about Syndergaard as well, so it may require someone like Gorman to get the deal done. A deal could certainly happen without Gorman in the package (St. Louis’ preference), but it makes sense why the Angeles would be asking for him.

If the Cardinals really want to make a splash, though, including Gorman in a package to acquire two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani would do the trick, which we covered in this piece on the site. Ohtani would be the best pitcher available for the Cardinals to acquire and give the team a superstar bat in their lineup, something easily worth parting with Gorman (and many more assets).

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