The Trade Deadline is just days away, and here are the final predictions for who the St. Louis Cardinals do and don’t make a move for.
With the MLB trade deadline just days away, the St. Louis Cardinals appear to be in on so many different players, and there are a variety of ways their deadline moves could play out.
The biggest name right now appears to be the Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto, who could provide a generational bat for the Cardinals lineup at a historic cost. The Cardinals are now one of the finalists for Soto, which could transform not only this deadline for the club, but the rest of the decade.
On the starting pitching front, Frankie Montas seems to be the prime target for St. Louis at the moment, and they are reportedly in talks with Oakland at the moment. Other names like Noah Syndergaard, Pablo Lopez, Tarik Skubal, and other top level arms.
One potential wild card that has been thrown into the mix in recent days in Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, who could be the best of both worlds for St. Louis, a generational arm and bat all wrapped into one. If Ohtani talks begin to heat up more, St. Louis has one of the best packages that anyone can offer.
On top of all of these moves, the Cardinals probably need to add some smaller names to fill out the pitching depth on this roster, meaning we could see the club make multiple moves before August 2nd to prepare for their stretch run.
While it is hard to nail down exactly what the club will do, here are my final predictions for what the Cardinals will do to improve at the trade deadline.