5 trade candidates to start thinking about amid Max Scherzer injury concerns

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4) The Mets could trade for a New York City familiar face 

The St. Louis Cardinals have become the most disappointing team this 2023. After an excellent campaign in 2022, where they managed to win the central division of the National League, they are among the worst records in the league.

This situation makes the Cardinals one of the main options as sellers if they fail to improve in the coming weeks. Within the options to sell, Jordan Montgomery stands out as an attractive piece in the market.

The young left-handed pitcher is known for his stint with the New York Yankees, where he established himself as a reliable pitcher before being traded to St. Louis in the Harrison Bader trade. Montgomery has been a sub-4.00 ERA pitcher throughout his MLB career, where the opposition has averaged less than .250 in his seven years between the American League and National League.

In 2023, Jordan Montgomery continues to post good numbers and dominance on the mound. He has been limiting hard-hit contact and issuing few walks, which has helped him to allow fewer runs.

Montgomery is in his final year of arbitration before entering free agency for the first time in his career. The Cardinals will be more than motivated to move this pitcher, who will undoubtedly attract a lot of demand where the Mets should be showing a lot of interest.