The St. Louis Cardinals have been involved in their fair share of MLB trade rumors over the course of the past month thanks to injuries and the like, but realistically the team does not need to act as buyers or sellers on the market.
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak knows this all too well, as he stated in a quote obtained by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
“I just don’t know where we would chase for more offense,” Mozeliak said. “I don’t know where you’d put it. … Our bullpen has been very good. If we found the right piece we would pursue it. To me, to sit here today and say what we might try to add just doesn’t make a lot of sense. It’s not a great market to be shopping in for our particular needs
“The fact is there is no glaring weakness now (on the team),” he continued. “It’s just about seeing if there is some incremental benefit that might make us stronger for the last push. When I think about the next couple weeks I really think it’s about us staying open-minded and seeing how the market evolves.”
Right now the Cardinals do not have a need to fill. They were reportedly in attendance when Jake Peavy pitched recently, but giving up the farm for an ace coming off the disabled list does not make a lot of sense.
Like Mozeliak points out, the Cardinals are good enough right now to kick back and watch how the market plays out. When and if the team decides to make a move could further set apart the team from the rest of the league.
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