It is being reported that opposing teams are asking about Carlos Martinez and Carlos Reyes which means the Cardinals are possibly looking to trade for infield help or trade for an outfielder. I wonder if it could be the Marlins asking in order to spark a trade for Marcell Ozuna or some other teams. I am pretty sure that John Mozeliak will not part with these pitchers.
Here is the article that was just released this afternoon by Connor Byrne of MLBTraderumors……..
Opposing teams bring up right-handers Carlos Martinez and Alex Reyes more than any other Cardinals in trade talks, general manager John Mozeliak told Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Unsurprisingly, though, the Redbirds are “extremely unlikely” to deal either, said Mozeliak. The Cardinals were interested in extendingMartinez as of October. For now, Martinez is arbitration eligible for the first time, with MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz projecting a $5.3MM award. The 22-year-old Reyes, on the other hand, won’t hit arbitration until after the 2019 season. Mozeliak is focusing on helping Martinez, Reyes and the rest of the Cardinals’ pitchers by improving the team’s defense this offseason, which he realizes “took a step backwards” in 2016. “We put a lot of stress on our pitchers this past year. Our whole staff is defined by ground balls. It’s a pretty simple leap to say that if we play better defense, we’re going to win more games,” he commented.