Jul 20, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Peter Bourjos (8) is congratulated by third base coach Jose Oquendo (11) after hitting a two run home run off of Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (not pictured) during the sixth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Updating Several High-Profile Cardinals Trade Rumors

Well, obviously the St. Louis Cardinals have had their fair share of struggles this season, and with the history of this ball club, it’s likely that we will see some changes made over the course of the next week. That being said, what does this ball club need? If you take to Twitter and Facebook, the message is clear from the fans: we need offense and pitching! Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that there is too much available in the way of bats this season. That means the Birds may need to be careful on who they deal if they go for a pitcher, which leads me to believe that they may have a hard time getting exactly what they want or need.

Rumblings & Grumblings, a column posted by ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark, states that the Rays could be willing to trade David Price if they get a big enough offer. He also says the favorite landing spot of Price, If the Rays decide to trade him, would be the Dodgers, with the Mariners being second and the Cardinals third. My question is, do the Cardinals really want to pay the “price” for Price? Only if “the price is right”… Okay I’m done with the puns. In all seriousness, with the lack of offense that we have now, it may be extremely hard to give the Rays what they would want in return for one of the league’s top pitchers.

Prior to the trade of the Boston Red Sox’s Jake Peavy to San Francisco, Buster Olney of ESPN.com tweeted that the only reason Peavy hasn’t been sent to St. Louis already is that the Red Sox were looking for a prospect of some kind to be included in the deal, but he claimed that the Redbirds were primarily looking to just take on Peavy’s salary. This may demonstrate the weariness Mozeliak has to deal prospects we may decide to bring up for offense.  Jon Heyman of CBS Sports had reported the Cardinals as being one of the teams taking interest in Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki. With Yadier Molina being out until mid to late September, it’s not surprising that the Redbirds would take interest in a better hitting catcher than Cruz.

As far as I’m concerned, Mozeliak has done everything he can to make the Cardinals organization one of the finest in the history of the game. I, myself, confidently call this the greatest ball club of all time. I believe Mozeliak has some hard decisions to make, but I am with high certainty that he will make decisions that will ensure the longevity of this ball club’s success.  That means I’m sure he’s going to want to keep his hands on our prospects, or only deal them for long-term upgrades. One will have to wait to see what the end result entails.

Tags: David Price Jake Peavy Kurt Suzuki St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors

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