MLB Trade Deadline: St. Louis Cardinals' 10 Greatest Trades of All Time

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MLB Trade Deadline: St. Louis Cardinals' 10 Greatest Trades of All Time
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With the 2012 MLB Trade Deadline upon us, it will be years before the greatness of any deal can truly be measured. Still, St. Louis Cardinals fans wait to see what—if any—moves John Mozeliak and company decide to make.

Will it be a minor move? Something major and unexpected? Or will the Cardinals front office choose to move forward with the current roster?

All of these questions and more will be answered by the day's end.

What will not be answered is the impact any potential deal(s) will have moving forward.

Luckily for us, the Cardinals have a long, storied history that is filled with trades—some having better outcomes than others.

Given the exciting buzz that the Trade Deadline always seems to create, lets look back at the 10 greatest trades in Cardinals' team history.

Before we get started, there are a couple things you should know:

  • The deal must have been a trade—no players who were solely bought or sold were considered.
  • Trades from any part of the season were considered, not just deadline deals
  • Productivity of the players the Cardinals gave up is taken into consideration

And with that we're off...

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