St. Louis Cardinals: 2 Trade Candidates Heading to Opening Day

The St. Louis Cardinals are aiming to cement themselves as legitimate contenders this season. As a result of this, they are reportedly browsing the trade market, and two of their players have emerged as trade candidates because of it.

Nolan Gorman: Nolan Gorman has been brought up as a possible trade target due to the Cardinals' strong middle infield. Furthermore, with St. Louis in win-now mode, they could look to move the 22-year-old if it results in them landing a high-impact starting pitcher. There is no question that teams like the Kansas City Royals, Washington Nationals, and Tampa Bay Rays would love to acquire him. 

Paul DeJong: After posting a 30-home run campaign in 2019, Paul DeJong has struggled mightily to find his old form. Last season, he had six home runs and a disastrous .157 batting average in 77 games. As a result of this, the Cardinals have been looking to trade him, but his market is understandably small due to his immense struggles. Perhaps if he heats up this campaign, the Cardinals could find him a new home. 

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