Cardinals: 6 stars St. Louis should trade for this off-season

BOSTON, MA - MAY 6: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox safely slides into third base as Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox bobbles the ball in the third inning at Fenway Park on May 6, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MAY 6: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox safely slides into third base as Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox bobbles the ball in the third inning at Fenway Park on May 6, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images) /
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One of these trades would make the Cardinals a World Series contender

The St. Louis Cardinals’ have two of the best players in all of baseball with reigning National League Most Valuable Player Paul Goldschmidt and third place finisher Nolan Arenado. In order to compete for World Series titles in today’s game, they will need to continue to add to their star talent.

St. Louis has rarely been the kind of team to go out and make splash free agent signings, but they have been in the business of trading for stars. From Scott Rolen and Matt Holliday to the aforementioned Goldschmidt and Arenado, the Cardinals know how to capitalize on star talent available for trade.

The club is very well-rounded, with a good lineup and pitching. Each area though as room to go from good to great, and doing so would vault the Cardinals into the conversation for representing the National League in the World Series in 2023.

While St. Louis will surely hold onto young talent like Jordan Walker, the club does have plenty of other assets that they can cash in for superstar talent. The club has drafted and developed in such a way that they can now afford to go hard after more high-end talent and not risk the organization’s future.

Let’s face it – Goldschmidt and Arenado are not getting any younger, and as much as we all believe they will continue to dominate for years to come, St. Louis owes it to both of them to strike while they are hot. Here are six stars St. Louis could trade for this off-season that would put them firmly in the World Series conversation.

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