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The St. Louis Cardinals committed to promoting on the deadline, and it appears probably they’ll keep on with it.
Bob Nightengale of USA As we speak wrote in regards to the state of the Cardinals, who’re 7-3 of their final 10 video games and look like trending upward, and expressed confidence that the workforce nonetheless desires to maximise on the worth that a number of of their gamers have.
“The Cardinals, irrespective of how a lot the fan base could scream, or their gamers complain, are nonetheless open for enterprise and buying and selling away belongings that do not determine to be round subsequent season,” Nightengale wrote. ‘So, starters Jordan Montgomery and Jack Flaherty, every who’re eligible free of charge company in November, may very well be gone. Nearer Jordan Hicks and maybe injured reliever Ryan Helsley. Infielders Tommy Edman and Paul DeJong may very well be gone too. And outfielders Dylan Carlson and Tyler O’Neill higher not ship out their laundry, both.”
St. Louis, regardless of the latest stable play, nonetheless are a number of video games behind .500 with a 44-55 file and are in fourth place within the NL Central. The Cardinals are 11 video games behind the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers and are 9.5 video games out of the third NL Wild Card spot.
Whereas the file and distance from a playoff spot make promoting on the deadline appear like the logical alternative, the Cardinals historical past make that alternative notable. The workforce has not gone under .500 because the 2007 season and made the playoffs within the 4 seasons previous 2023.
The workforce additionally signed Willson Contreras in free company, which is a splash they do not usually make, and have 2022 MVP Paul Goldschmidt and eight-time All-Star Nolan Arenado on the roster. Nightengale famous that these two are usually not on the desk in any commerce talks and that the workforce will hope to reset with them in 2024.