The St. Louis Cardinals did their homework a couple of weeks in advance, and now there's nothing left to do except sit quietly and read while everybody else works on it. That's the short version of John Mozeliak talking—already briefly—about the Cardinals' plans for the Winter Meetings, the canonical big-offseason-trade study hall. They have a new outfielder, they have a new shortstop, and they traded their most obviously tradable asset; that's what was supposed to happen now, at the Winter Meetings. What's left over is a half-hearted (and admittedly interesting) attempt to find a right-handed infielder who can stand behind Kolten Wong and Matt Carpenter on the depth chart...
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