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MLB Trade Rumors: To Get David Price, Cardinals Will Let Hot Prospect Oscar Taveras Go In Trade

( [email protected] ) Jun 24, 2014 02:30 PM EDT
The Cardinals need to make a move now to climb to the top in the National League.
Oscar Taveras will make a difference for St. Louis. ESPN

The Cardinals have cultivated Oscar Taveras since they picking him up as an undrafted free agent in 2008. The Canadian-Dominican is currently tearing up the minors, and is about to make an impact in the big show. If they find room for him on the team in St. Louis, his bat may help turn things around, if not, maybe they could find another way he might help them succeed.

According to Bleacher Report, Taveras' talk is creating many rumors about where the talented outfielder might end up, whether it be with the Cards, or with some other team after a trade.

Right now the Cardinals are in a war with with Brewers, the Reds and the Pirates in the National League Central. The Cubs are doing so bad in this year's race, they will begin selling off some their parts soon. St.Louis is currently 42-35, 4.5 games behind the Brewers and ahead of the Reds and Pirates.

When it comes to Tavaris, many believe he may be traded for a pitcher soon, even though the Cards could use an offense boost.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Cards have been watching the Rays closely lately, and seem to be interested in big lefty David Price.

The last few seasons, the Cardinals have had more than their share of talented pitching, but this is not such a for sure thing this season. Big gun Adam Wainwright is off to another great start at 10-3 with an ERA hovering around 2, but the other starters seem to be just getting by. An injury to Lance Lynn, or Michael Wacha and the team is in real trouble.

Trading Taveras from Memphis basically, because of the back up behind Matt Adams, Allen Craig, Jon Jay and Peter Bourjos in St. Louis, would give the team another dependable ace, and help them get to the postseason. He could definitely be the difference maker in the tight NL Central race, especially if the Cardinal bats get going.

Joe Strauss of the St Louis Post Dispatch, has multiple solutions to the Cardinals woes. He could see the Cards going for a bat to try and give the team the boost they need to catch the Brewers.

The Cardinals scouts may have been watching Ben Zobrist, the Ray's second baseman. He is nearing the end of his contract with the Rays and has an option of 7.5 million for 2015. His numbers are not that great so far this season(.247/.332/.370), but maybe the Cardinals see something situational as a reason for that and think they could turn him around.