There has not been a lot of baseball news lately, so we will just have to look at the little bit we do have. Going into the 2020 offseason the Cardinals have three key players headed to free agency: arguably the biggest loss in Kolten Wong along with long-time veterans Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina. As far as additions the Nolan Arenado rumors are still alive, though just a little. Here is what we have on each story.
Unsurprisingly Kolten Wong has reportedly heard from several teams, including the Los Angeles Angels, per Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Wong described learning his option was declined as “a punch to the gut”, but remained open to restructuring his contract with the Cardinals. “I love being a Cardinal. “I was there for seven years, and I’ve done so many things with that organization. It’s where I wanted to finish off, in St. Louis,” Goold quoted the second baseman in his reporting.
Per David O’Brien sources claim the Braves have reached out to Adam Wainwright. The move could bring Waino back the organization that drafted him before the Cardinals acquired him in big trade that sent J.D. Drew to Atlanta.
Yadi is rumored to have multiple teams reaching out to him. Per Jon Morosi of MLB.com there have been three undisclosed teams as well as the Cardinals. Molina is looking for a two-year deal. Teams that might be interested in the catcher are speculated to be the New York Yankess, the New York Mets, The Philidelphia Phillies, and the Los Angeles Angels per MLB Trade Rumors.
Nolan Arenado (obligatory)
Because it is the offseason for the St. Louis Cardinals, there are of course Nolan Arenado rumors. I am not sure what factual basis these have, but according to Greg Amsinger the Cardinals are in the mix. This seems like a huge longshot, but I will leave it to you all to decide for yourselves!
Are the #STLCards still in the mix for Nolan Arenado? Greg Amsinger of @MLBNetwork explained that they are this morning on #KarrakerAndSmallmon— 101 ESPN St. Louis (@101espn) November 5, 2020
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