St. Louis Cardinals Ace might be traded

Ace of the St. Louis Cardinals might be traded

The St. Louis Cardinals may be sellers at the trade deadline since they are tied for the last spot in the National League Central.

The Cardinals’ star Sonny Gray is “in the conversation” to be traded, according to Zach Rymer of Bleacher Report.

In the offseason, Gray, 34, inked a $75 million, three-year contract with the Cardinals. While pitching with the Minnesota Twins in 2023, he was second in the AL Cy Young votes. He is a three-time All-Star who has become the team’s ace fast in what has otherwise been a disappointing season for St. Louis. Through their first 41 games of the 2024 season, the Cards had a 17-24 record, and Gray had a 4-2 record with a 2.29 ERA.

But according to a recent source, Gray might be one of the established players the Cardinals try to deal if they do actually “clean house” before the season ends.

Is Gray Going to Disappear in a Year?
That the Cardinals would transfer a pitcher they recently signed to a multi-year contract seems strange, but according to a recent report from Zach Rymer of Bleacher Report, Gray is “in the conversation” to be traded from St. Louis.
Rymer noted, “Veteran starters Kyle Gibson, Lance Lynn, and Sonny Gray belong in the conversation as well.” “However, St. Louis should refrain from overly expanding its roster, essentially meaning that the young, stable players ought to remain.”

Along with veteran right-handers Lance Lynn and Kyle Gibson, Gray was signed during the free agency period by the Cardinals to bolster a pitching staff that finished 2023 with a 4.79 ERA. They were added to a lineup that already had lefty Steven Matz and veteran Miles Mikolas.

The squad quickly selected the former Twin, New York Yankee, and Oakland Athletic as their ace and first-day starter. Regrettably, on March 4, during the second inning of his second exhibition start, he hurt his hamstring.
Despite missing the first game, he bounced back swiftly and made his debut on April 9. In five scoreless innings, he struck out five batters and earned a win as the Redbirds defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0.

The St. Louis Cardinals are looking to move forward after an interesting and injury-filled season in 2024. Prior to the start of the season, they lost important position players such Dylan Carlson, Lars Nootbaar, and Tommy Edman, the team’s anticipated starting centerfielder. After taking care of Gray’s hamstring problems, Matz was placed on the injured list with a back ailment.

Additionally, there have been rumors that Oliver Marmol, the manager, may lose his job before the season ends. Mozeliak talked about it lately in a radio program.

On May 12, Mozeliak said to Tom Ackerman of the team’s flagship radio station, 1120 AM KMOX, “Well, I think these are times that are difficult.” “I continue to believe that Marmol is capable of managing and that he understands the job.” I believe he’s making an effort to select the best players for the job, but ultimately, some performance is required.

Yes, I am aware that my admirers are not pleased with me. They don’t think much of Oli. Nothing I say here today, in my opinion, will alter that.

On May 12, Mozeliak said to Tom Ackerman of the team’s flagship radio station, 1120 AM KMOX, “Well, I think these are times that are difficult.” “I continue to believe that Marmol is capable of managing and that he understands the job.” I believe he’s making an effort to select the best players for the job, but ultimately, some performance is required.

Yes, I am aware that my admirers are not pleased with me. They don’t think much of Oli. Nothing I say here today, in my opinion, will alter that.

Thus, I believe that all we need to do is keep attempting to go back and make this work. And, hey, we are aware that consequences will follow if it doesn’t. And in the end, I am the first to do that.

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