The St. Louis Cardinals, who have found themselves actively involved in the market for shortstops around the league over the last few seasons, suddenly find themselves with a player to offer to the market.
Over the last week, the Cardinals have made two moves that have locked up and solidified the left side of the infield for years to come.
The rumor mill around the Cardinals search for an upgrade at shortstop has hit red alert levels of speculation. Yet, the easiest way to solve the problem will require some sacrifice—in the form of a contract to Stephen Drew.
With their playoff hopes still alive, the Royals minor league call-ups play meaningful games in September.