MLB trade rumors have the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals agreeing to a deal. These MLB trade rumors state that reliever John Axford will go to the Cardinals for a player to be named later. According to a report from ESPN on Friday (August 30), this is a move to improve the bullpen for the Cardinals down the stretch.
Axford has appeared in 62 games for the Brewers this season, going 6-7 with 19 holds and a 4.45 ERA. He is the type of pitcher who brings experience as a former closer and as a current setup man. That might be valuable down the stretch, especially as he has pitched in the postseason for the Brewers in the past.
This might seem like a small trade on the surface, but it might be because of his success at Busch Stadium that the Cardinals were so keen on completing the deal. In his career, he has pitched 16 games at Busch Stadium, converting 9-of-9 save opportunities and posting an ERA of just 1.69.
These MLB trade rumors do make sense for the St. Louis Cardinals as the team tries to clinch another National League Central title. For the Milwaukee Brewers, the team is simply looking to add assets as a major rebuilding project continues to roll out for the team.
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