That doesn’t mean fans shouldn’t be expecting one though.
General manager John Mozeliak has always done a good job of keeping potential deals quiet until they happen. The team runs a tight ship when it comes to leaks.
With that being said, Mozeliak does drop hints on occasion.
While he has confirmed that the Cardinals will be buyers, just what they are after remains to be seen.
The original belief was that the Cardinals would be chasing another starting pitcher, but in an interview with Jennifer Langosch of mlb.com he noted that’s not the glaring need it once was.
"Our starters have been great," Mozeliak said. "I think clearly it takes a little pressure off in terms of feeling like we have to do something. If you were to go after a starter, who are you really bouncing out? And how are you improving? That's why I don't think the urgency is quite there for rotational help as maybe it was, say, three or four weeks ago."
That doesn’t mean they aren’t after a starter, just that they are comfortable with their rotation if they did decide to stand pat.
Follow the link for a handful of realistic possible trades the Cardinals could make to hold the season together.