2 Offseason Moves The St Louis Cardinals Can Make

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Oct 26, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jay (19) hits a fielders choice to score the game winning run against the Boston Red Sox during the ninth inning of game three of the MLB baseball World Series at Busch Stadium. Cardinals won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The St Louis Cardinals are only 35 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Jupiter, Florida for Spring Training. The Cardinals seem to have everything in place for the 2014 season. However, there are 2 offseason moves the St Louis Cardinals can still make.

1. Trade Jon Jay or Shane Robinson

After claiming Rafael Ortega off waivers, the Cardinals have plenty of outfield prospects and not enough playing time to go around. So the Cardinals can trade away one of it’s bench players on the  major league level. Peter Bourjos is likely the starter so the Cardinals can move either Jon Jay or Shane Robinson. If they can get a prospect, preferably a catcher, it would replenish the farm system. If I were the Cardinals GM, I would look at the Miami Marlins as a good trade partner.

You can trade Jon Jay for catching prospect J.T. Realmuto. Realmuto is ranked 7th in the Marlins’s Top 20 prospects and the Cardinals have zero catching prospects in their top 20. Yadier Molina isn’t getting any younger so the Cardinals must think about the future at that position.

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