The best time to talk trades is when the heat is off. For the St. Louis Cardinals, that time is now. The team has won five straight as the result of greater offensive output, better starting pitching and less pressure on the bullpen.
Still, the second-place club is hardly out of the woods. Assuming a mid-season trade or two are needed to give the Cardinals playoff momentum, if you were general manager John Mozeliak, where would you focus first? Share your logic as to why in the comments area below.
Next time, we will consider which Cardinals players might be offered up in trade.