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Cardinals News: Marcell Ozuna trade, Stephen Piscotty trade, offer for Manny Machado

A lot has been done. Still a lot going on

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Biggest news is that the Cardinals traded for Marcell Ozuna.

  • Here are the details of that trade including the four prospects the Cardinals are giving up.
  • Want to know what the Cardinals payroll looks like after trading for Ozuna and moving Stephen Piscotty to Oakland. We have the full breakdown here, including future seasons.
  • You are probably aware that Ozuna brings a big bat to St. Louis. He’s not just a home run hitter, though, and he plays decent defense.

Stephen Piscotty

Manny Machado

  • Derrick Goold has reported that the Cardinals “have met with Baltimore to determine if they could meet the asking price for Manny Machado.”
  • There are other reports indicating the Cardinals have made an offer.
  • They are looking for pitching close to the majors.
  • One thing to keep in mind, Machado is a free agent at the end of the 2018 season. Do not think even for a second that the Cardinals will have a negotiating window for an extension or that they will be able to prevent him from going to free agency. Any trade would be for one year of Machado. He’s only 25 years old and he’s going to sign a massive contract.


We’ve got a lot more coming, today.