MLB Netrwork was reporting The Cardinals are not going anywhere soon. They are actually staying in Orlando until they leave with a third baseman .
- Orioles VP of baseball ops Dan Duquette made clear today that he does not foresee striking a deal involving third baseman Manny Machado that is contingent upon extension negotiations, as Joel Sherman of the New York Post was among those to report on Twitter. In other words, it seems any acquiring team would be gaining just one year of control over over Machado. Sherman also hears that the odds are in favor of a deal at this point, tweeting that the White Sox and Cardinals are the “most aggressive” teams in pursuit of the young superstar.
- While evidently maintaining interest in Machado and pursuing other fronts, the Cardinals are also still “pushing” the Blue Jays to offer up their own star third baseman, Josh Donaldson, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter). At this point, though, there’s no reason to believe that Toronto will budge from its stance on Donaldson — namely, that it’s not interested in moving him for anything approaching a reasonable return.
For weeks, there have been the rumors of Alex Colome heading to the St. Louis Cardinals and once the Tampa Bay Rays made it known that they are will to trade some of their higher priced veterans, including Evan Longoria the wheels started to turn faster with the tires burning some rubber.
Almost immediately, rumors circulated that the Cardinals were interested in Longoria and could possibly seek to acquire not only Colome, but would consider adding Longoria in the same transaction.
With the Cardinals acquiring Marcell Ozuna on Wednesday from the Miami Marlins, speculation on my part is that a potential Colome/Longoria deal could be in the works. St. Louis has all the moving and missing pieces that the Rays need – right-handed hitting outfielders and a right-handed hitting catcher
Source: MLBTradeRumors/ Althea Pashman with Fansided