The St. Louis Cardinals appear to be a team that will be willing to add around the trade deadline this summer.

St. Louis is currently two games under .500, but has a good shot at a postseason spot. The Cardinals are currently just a half-game out of a National League Wild Card spot and have the talent and spending flexibility to improve further.

The Cardinals took a step forward this season from the 2023 season, but still need help in the starting rotation and could land another starter before the trade deadline.

Bleacher Report’s Kerry Miller compiled a list of ten trade deadline predictions and mentioned a deal involving the Cardinals and Colorado Rockies for starter Austin Gomber.

“It was almost exactly 10 years ago when the St. Louis Cardinals selected Austin Gomber in the fourth round of the 2014 MLB draft,” Miller said. “Over the next seven seasons, he threw 674 innings with a 3.07 ERA – mostly in the minors, but he did throw more than 100 innings in the majors between 2018 and 2020.

They then sent the southpaw to Colorado as part of the Nolan Arenado fleecing that was heard around the world in February 2021. His first three seasons with the Rockies were rough, as he posted a 5.22 ERA. With one year of arbitration opportunity remaining left before he hits free agency, but Gomber has broken through and developed into a legitimate trade chip… The Cardinals could certainly use a left-handed pitcher to continue their rotation.”

Gomber started his big league career with the Cardinals, but spent the last four seasons with the Rockies. He’s having perhaps the best season of his career, posting a 3.38 ERA and a 47-to-21 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 66 2/3 innings pitched.

A reunion can make sense for the right price.

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