What's Mozeliak's Next Move?: Trading Pujols? Not As Crazy As It Seems

Matt 'Frostin' FooteCorrespondent IJuly 29, 2009

ST LOUIS, MO - JULY 13:  National League All-Star Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals competes in the State Farm Home Run Derby at Busch Stadium on July 13, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

With all the recent hype the Cards have put up and wanting to retain DeRosa, Holliday, and possibly Lugo, what else will happen on this roller coaster ride. Lets look through 5 things no one thought would happen this year.

5- Cards make an impact trade.

4- Cards trade top prospect

3- Carpenter has phenominal season

2- Wainwright becomes Ace

1- Pujols hits 30 homers before July 1 and is officialy named the best player in MLB.

Ok time for a breakdown.

We got a few impact trades(still wating on Wellemeyer for Weaver!)

They traded Brett Wallace. ( :'( )

Carp has regained his form

Wanwright is the new Ace. Wich gives us two Ace's(Wanwright and Carpenter.) two simi Ace's(Lohse, Pineiro) and one bum. (Wellemeyer)

Ok now on to the big topic. Albert Pujols.

With news of his contract eneidng very soon and all the recent trades you have to wonder. If they can't reach a preliminary deal before the deadline next year, do they trade him?

It seems crazy to trade the best player in baseball, but think of the returns you could get.

Here is one possible scenario. Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera for Albert Pujols.

Or even. Tim Lincecum and PTBNL for Albert Pujols

Seriously though the possibilities are endless. I wouldn't doubt that Mozeliak could get the entire Oakland A's Farm System for Albert. Know that would be something pretty dang cool.

Albert probably won't be traded but who knows Mozeliak has surprised us already.