MLB Trade Rumors: Cardinals Linked To 3 Big-Name Trade Targets

As the trade deadline looms in the coming months, the St. Louis Cardinals could be eyeing several pitchers to bolster their rotation, aiming to enhance their postseason prospects, according to Curt Bishop of Fansided.

Jesus Luzardo of the Miami Marlins is a key target, despite a challenging start to the season with a 4.18 ERA and a 2-4 record.

His notable performance in 2023, combined with his ability to strike out batters and several years of team control, positions him as a potential No. 2 starter alongside Sonny Gray.

Acquiring Luzardo would provide a significant boost to the Cardinals’ pitching arsenal but might come at a high cost in prospects.

Another intriguing option is Bryce Miller from the Seattle Mariners, who has shown promise this season with a 5-5 record and a 3.18 ERA.

Miller's affordability and control years make him an attractive addition, especially as he brings a strong strikeout capability that the Cardinals currently lack.

A trade involving St. Louis’s depth in position players could be appealing to the Mariners, looking to balance their surplus of pitching with additional offensive talents.

Lastly, the Cardinals could consider a reunion with Jordan Montgomery, who is currently struggling with a 5.48 ERA with the Texas Rangers.

Montgomery’s familiarity with the Cardinals’ system and his proven track record in the postseason make him a viable, low-cost option that could stabilize and add depth to the rotation as they gear up for a playoff push. His previous stint with the team suggests a smooth reintegration and potential late-season resurgence, offering valuable experience during critical postseason games.

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