What it means for the St. Louis Cardinals to hold on to these players instead of trading them for Juan Soto.
The St. Louis Cardinals could be considered runners-up in the Juan Soto trade sweepstakes. Instead of landing the young star outfielder, they approached the trade deadline with more caution than the San Diego Padres.
The Cardinals managed to take some steps while protecting their farm system. Her reported bid for Soto to the Washington Nationals was a little underwhelming compared to what many thought it would take to land him. As it turns out, that was probably one of the main reasons Soto now calls San Diego home, rather than St. Louis.
Who were the three players the Cardinals didn’t want to offer? their proposed trade for Soto And what does that mean?
1) Cardinals were unwilling to trade Dylan Carlson for Juan Soto
The weight of the Cardinals’ future rests on the shoulders of young outfielder Dylan Carlson. Not quite literally. Just because the front office has enough confidence in him not give him up in an exchange for Soto shouldn’t put all the pressure on him to become a superstar. Tell that to some fans who will forever link the two.
After a solid rookie year in 2021, Carlson has been pretty overwhelming in 2022. Across the offensive side, his numbers are down.
Sticking with Carlson as the right outfielder for the Cardinals means the front office has faith in him becoming at least a reliable outfielder for years to come. He doesn’t have to reach Soto level for the Cardinals to look smart to hold him down. Far more affordable now and in the immediate future, likely during his arbitration years, the Cardinals may have kept him in part because of payroll implications.
Having talented young players in your squad is valuable on the field and in the finance department. Not trading him for Soto means the Cardinals are committed to him – unless, of course, they’re much more interested in an offseason deal for Shohei Ohtani.
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