How the St. Louis Cardinals trading Jordan Walker to the Seattle Mariners makes sense

Apr 8, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Jordan Walker (18) rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 8, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Jordan Walker (18) rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports /
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MLB rumors are swirling about who is on the trade block for the St. Louis Cardinals and, in my opinion, why not Jordan Walker?

The Cardinals need to get younger and add depth to their starting pitching rotation in order to escape a rebuild lasting longer than this horrible 2023 season. This was reconfirmed on Monday by President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak in a press conference, sparking more rumors of who is on the trade block.

Could Jordan Walker be dangled in order to get a big haul of pitching? I find it very intriguing to think about and worth considering if the right deal were to be made.

One perfect fit is the Seattle Mariners, who have a plethora of young arms and need to add an impact bat to possibly win their tough AL West division in the coming seasons. It feels like a match made in heaven as both sides have what the other needs.

I am proposing an equal trade to get both teams where they need. My hypothetical has two trade possibilities that I think work with equal success.