3 Realistic Trade Options for the St. Louis Cardinals to Replace Chris Carpenter

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3 Realistic Trade Options for the St. Louis Cardinals to Replace Chris Carpenter
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As the St. Louis Cardinals head into the second half of the season, they have finally received the news (via Jennifer Langosch at mlblogs.com) they have been dreading for some time.  Ace Chris Carpenter is lost for the season.  

Lance Lynn has done more than anyone would have expected stepping in for Chris Carpenter. All Lynn has done is win 11 games in the first half and make the All-Star team as a second-year player.  

But now with the knowledge that Carp has a fork in 'em and Jaime Garcia still unsure of his return date, the Cardinals need to make a strong pitch for another arm in the rotation.

Here are three realistic trade options the Cardinals should strongly consider:

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