5 trade targets from the St. Louis Cardinals for the Colorado Rockies

DENVER, CO - JULY 04: Tommy Edman #19 of the St. Louis Cardinals steals second base ahead of a tag attempt by Brendan Rodgers #7 of the Colorado Rockies in the sixth inning of a game at Coors Field on July 4, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JULY 04: Tommy Edman #19 of the St. Louis Cardinals steals second base ahead of a tag attempt by Brendan Rodgers #7 of the Colorado Rockies in the sixth inning of a game at Coors Field on July 4, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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May 8, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Tommy Edman (19) is out at seconds as Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) turns a double play in the sixth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports /

As Colorado Rockies fans are well aware, the Colorado Rockies have, seemingly, been a farm team for the St. Louis Cardinals for decades now.

The first-ever trade between the two teams sent two-time All-Star and former NL Cy Young award candidate, the late Darryl Kile, to the Cardinals to become an All-Star and Cy Young award candidate once again after two forgetful seasons as a member of the Rockies.

Just under five years later, the Rockies traded future Hall of Famer Larry Walker to the Cardinals for, essentially, nothing, and just over 15 years later, the Rockies traded them a player who is on a path to the Hall of Fame in Nolan Arenado.

The St. Louis Cardinals are also, arguably, the best team in the National League Central entering 2022. They made it to the NL Wild Card Game in 2021 after underperforming for most of the season but they won 21 of their final 23 games.

This offseason, they haven’t done a ton but they did add starting pitcher Steven Matz to their rotation and they will have three of their main pitchers from 2018 and 2019 back after having significant injuries in 2020 and 2021.

The Colorado Rockies, unlike the St. Louis Cardinals, are not a playoff-contending team.

The Colorado Rockies are not a playoff-contending team, like the St. Louis Cardinals. They won 74 games in 2021, went 26-34 in 2020, and won 71 games in 2019.

However, they believe that they just “need more pieces” to be a playoff contender in 2022, which is why we are examining every other MLB for trade targets for the Rockies. Overall, the likelihood that the two teams come together for a trade that has the Rockies being the buyers is negligible.

But there are still five St. Louis Cardinals players that the Colorado Rockies should examine further as trade targets.

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