The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 31—less than 48 hours away. While the trade market has been kind of thin this year, that doesn't mean that something groundbreaking can't happen.
Despite their recent struggles, the St. Louis Cardinals still have the best record in baseball and are looking to coast into the playoffs.
But can they do so with the players they already have?
General Manager John Mozeliak seems to think so.
"We're probably not likely going to do much right now," he recently told Jenifer Langosh of MLB.com.
The Cardinals have a wealth of prospects, but it seems unlikely that any of their players will be traded if the right "missing piece" isn't available. So we may not see a deal at all from the Cards this year.
That being said, some names have been tossed around as we enter the final days before the deadline. Read on to find out who might be wearing the birds on the bat before all is said and done.
*All statistics via baseball-reference.com and are current as of July 30, 2013.