After recovering from a 10-24 start to the 2023 season, the St. Louis Cardinals have fallen 11 games below the .500 mark.
They are currently in last place in the NL Central at 26–37.
His main issue has been his lack of starting pitching, but the offense has also been pretty inconsistent.
They’ve made some internal moves to promote players like Juan Yepez, Luken Baker and Jordan Walker, but that hasn’t helped them get back on track.
On Thursday, MLB Network insider and St. Louis native Greg Amsinger discussed what it might take to get the Cardinals back in contention.
demotion and speech are not going to be enough, the #STLCards Something drastic needs to be done.@MLBNetwork Host Greg Amsinger Joins #TheOpeningDrive To talk about why a drastic move was necessary for the Cardinals from outside the club.
Full interview: https://t.co/h95FagDurO pic.twitter.com/3ZCVsBGIu4
— 101 ESPN St. Louis (@101espn) June 8, 2023
Amsinger predicted that for the Cardinals to overcome their struggles, a major overhaul was needed, and not just from within the organization.
The MLB Network host commented that the internal improvements weren’t going to get the job done.
Instead, Amsinger believes the Cardinals will need to make a trade or two to shake up the team.
Unfortunately, this may involve saying goodbye to some familiar faces, as it may be the only way for them to get what they need at the trade deadline, should they be back in contention.
Players like Tommy Edman, Brendan Donovan, Paul DeJong, Dylan Carlson, and Tyler O’Neal are just a few who could find themselves on the move if the Cardinals want a drastic change.
Amsinger compared the situation to the Josh Hader trade from a season earlier, and while it doesn’t work out for the Milwaukee Brewers, a trade of that magnitude could be what St. Louis needs.
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