St. Louis Cardinals should sell high on these two players
There are a number of teams that have underachieved this season. Believe it or not, one of those teams is the Cardinals. Usually buyers at the trade deadline, there is a strong possibility that they’ll be sellers and they have two pieces that contending teams should have an interest in.
The first one is first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. It’s clear that St. Louis is going to begin a rebuild and no matter how long it is, the power-hitting Goldschmidt will not be part of it. After taking two out of three from the New York Yankees over the weekend, they have dropped the first two against the Miami Marlins and have not looked good in doing so.
There would be a number of suitors for his services if the Cardinals made him available and they could even look to get a rebuild piece in return. A power-hitting first baseman who can come off of the bench as a pinch hitter to add DH at-bats is what contenders will be lining up for, especially with one year remaining on his contract.
Another option that could help the rebuild in trading is Tommy Edman. He is two years removed from winning a Gold Glove and is not having one of his better offensive seasons in his fifth season but, at 28 years old, like Goldschmidt, he is a young utility player with an offensive upside is another interesting piece for a contender.
There is just under a month until the trade deadline and rumors are going to begin to run wild, but the Red Sox and Cardinals are two teams that can take advantage of an early market. Before things start to heat up, now is there chance to sell high.