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Cardinals patch gaps in pitching staff, acquire Jose Quintana, Chris Stratton from Pirates | St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals patch gaps in pitching staff, acquire Jose Quintana, Chris Stratton from Pirates | St. Louis Cardinals

With a deadline approaching and that innings gap looming, the Cardinals’ goal to fortify the rotation, acquire a lefty if possible, and add to their bullpen flowed together at a familiar place, just one they rarely visit for trades. The Cardinals finalized a deal late Monday night with Pittsburgh to trade for lefty Jose Quintana …

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Cardinals notebook: As trade pursuits continue, were talks with Nats caught on camera? | St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals notebook: As trade pursuits continue, were talks with Nats caught on camera? | St. Louis Cardinals

WASHINGTON — With the season in full swing and team officials scattered around the country, not consolidated in the same hotel for a few December days, it’s rare for executives to be able to meet face to face for negotiations at the trade deadline. Let alone have that meeting caught on camera for live TV. …

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Cardinals notebook: John Mozeliak talks trade options to help now, and beyond | St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals notebook: John Mozeliak talks trade options to help now, and beyond | St. Louis Cardinals

WASHINGTON — The Cardinals have forged a reputation and outfitted recent rosters by turning prospects into players traded months or even years before their final season of contract control. They did that with current corner infielders, Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado, and departed outfielders Jason Heyward and Marcell Ozuna. Now they’re looking into doing it …

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