MLB Trade Rumors: 3 Cardinals Starting Pitchers Drawing Trade Interest

As the MLB trade deadline approaches on July 30, the St. Louis Cardinals are drawing significant interest for their trio of starting pitchers: Sonny Gray, Kyle Gibson, and Lance Lynn, according to Kerry Miller of Bleacher Report.

Gray, who turns 35 this winter, is having a stellar season with a 3.21 ERA and a career-best strikeout rate of 12.0 K/9. 

His back-loaded contract, which starts at $10 million in 2024 and increases through 2026, makes him a highly coveted asset for teams looking to bolster their rotations with a top-tier arm.

Kyle Gibson, another veteran in the Cardinals' rotation, is also attracting attention. 

With a $12 million contract for 2024 and a club option for 2025, Gibson has shown consistency this year, maintaining a 3.76 ERA and pitching at least into the sixth inning in almost all his starts, as noted by Miller. 

His reliability and potential for an additional year under team control make him an appealing option for clubs needing a dependable mid-rotation starter.

Lance Lynn, despite turning 37 last month, has rebounded admirably from a challenging 2023 season. 

This year, he has managed to significantly reduce his home run rate, resulting in a 3.58 ERA. 

Lynn's contract, which includes a $10 million salary for 2024 and an affordable club option for 2025, adds to his appeal as a seasoned veteran capable of providing valuable rotation depth. 

With the Cardinals potentially shifting to a seller's mindset, these three pitchers could be pivotal trade chips in the coming weeks, significantly impacting the playoff races for interested teams.

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