Wacha Being Shopped Around


It looks like we now see a glimpse on what the Cardinals might be using as trade chips. The front office and GM John Mozeliak have been somewhat quiet which leads to bloggers and the baseball pundits to guess whats going on. with the Cardinals and who are they looking at to trade for. Well here is the story the Cardinals have floated right-hander Michael Wacha’s name in trade talks, according to Rosenthal, who’s skeptical that the club would receive much in return for the 25-year-old because of his injury issues. Wacha threw 181 1/3 innings in 2015, but he missed significant time each of the two seasons in between because of shoulder troubles. He was terrific from 2013-15, recording a 3.21 ERA, 7.95 K/9, 2.8 BB/9 in 353 frames, though he posted a bloated ERA (5.09) in 138 innings this past season. While Wacha’s strikeout and walk rates of 7.43 and 2.93 per nine were close to previous norms (he also registered a career-high ground-ball rate of 46.6 percent), it’s possible the Cardinals will move him to the bullpen next season in his first of three arb-eligible campaigns. So I wonder who the Cardinals are looking at to consider Wacha to be traded


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