Milwaukee Brewers Linked To Cardinals Trade Candidate

The St. Louis Cardinals are still trudging along at the bottom of the NL Central, 8.0 games back and 12 games under .500. It's looking more and more like they'll be sellers this summer. 

And one name that's been popping up as a trade candidate all season (even before the struggles) is outfielder Tyler O'Neill. He is bound to be moved by the deadline, as long as he's fully recovered from his back issues. He's expected to return to the lineup in early July, plenty of time to re-establish his value.  

"We've mentioned him as a trade candidate many times before," said MLB Insider Robert Murray. "One team that I have heard that likes O'Neill is the (Milwaukee) Brewers. 

"I don't necessarily know the likelihood there because that's an in-division trade."

Yes, the Brewers and Cardinals are in the same division, but their fortunes are not very intertwined at this point in the season. The Brew Crew are just a half-game back of the Cincinnati Reds for first place, and based on their more veteran-laden team would still have to be considered a favorite to win the division, while the Cards are afterthoughts thus far in 2023. 

Milwaukee could use a little help in the outfield, as they are dead-last in right-field OPS this season. 

The Cardinals, for all their troubles, are a little stacked in the outfield, and it's always been seen as a strong suit from which they'd be able to deal this season. Other trade candidates in the St. Louis outfield include Dylan Carlson, Alec Burleson and even Lars Nootbar, in the right deal.

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