The Cardinals need a new trade deadline strategy

If the St. Louis Cardinals are going to turn things around for 2024, Cliff Williams thinks they need a whole new strategy.

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Shane Bieber for Tyler O’Neill and a top-100 prospect.

This would be similar to the Bader/Montgomery trade last year.

Bieber has been rumored to be dealt for quite some time now. His salary next year would be only 10M.

O’Neill has a salary this year of $4.9M and is still arbitration-eligible next year. Let’s assume next year he gets the same salary. He has pretty much worn out his welcome here and Cleveland has a need in the outfield. I think a one-for-one swap would work, but let's sweeten the deal a bit and add a prospect.

OUT: Tyler O’Neill, 1 top 100 prospect

IN: Shane Bieber

Payroll: Add $5M