Cardinals Stand Pat As MLB Trade Deadline Passed

May 30, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny (22) and general manager John Mozeliak look on as the field crew preps the field after a rain delay during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium. Kansas City defeated St. Louis 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

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Despite losing 6 straight games to Division leaders and a losing record to above .500 teams, the Cardinals decide to stand pat with the current team makeup and must believe this team is good enough to make the World Series on it’s own.

The Cardinals only move was trading Marc Rzepczynski to the Cleveland Indians for an middle infielder prospect. However, no deal was made to add major league players to the 25 man roster.

This move and the next week of games will define the 2013 St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals are in free fall and look overmatched against elite competition. It might be a slump but it might just be what the Cardinals might be. Tonight, the Cardinals will have their ace on the mound as Adam Wainwright will face off against Jeff Locke who is having a Cy Young caliber year. Wainwright will have to pitch a near perfect game if the Cardinals want to win with the lack of offense in this losing streak.

We’ll see if this move pays off for the Cardinals, but I’m not holding my breath.

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Topics: Baseball, St. Louis Cardinals

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