Cardinals: These are the best trade partners this off-season

Aug 4, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak reacts in the dugout before the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Cardinals at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 4, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak reacts in the dugout before the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Cardinals at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – OCTOBER 05: Danny Jansen #9 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws the ball to second base against the Baltimore Orioles. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – OCTOBER 05: Danny Jansen #9 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws the ball to second base against the Baltimore Orioles. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /

Toronto Blue Jays

Now this match almost seems too perfect, and it would probably be a huge missed opportunity for both clubs if they do not make a deal happen between the Cardinals outfield talent and the Toronto Blue Jays catchers.

The Blue Jays just traded away outfielder Teoscar Hernandez and are seeking a replacement in the grass, specifically a left-handed bat. The Cardinals have Alec Burleson, Lars Nootbaar, and Dylan Carlson who could easily fit that bill.

For St. Louis, it’s been reported frequently the interest they could have in the abundance of catchers that Toronto has. The Blue Jays have All-Star Alejandro Kirk, and hitter first catcher who is underrated defensively behind the plate. They also have one of the top prospects in baseball in Gabriel Moreno, who is the least likely to be traded but would be a great option for the Cardinals. The most likely fit here though is Danny Jansen, their primary backup who has a lot of power but not consistent playing time.

The Blue Jays are motivated to improve their roster and one of these catchers will be a way they do that. St. Louis really has the right assets to get the deal done, so do not be surprised if a deal happens in the coming weeks.

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