Yesterday, the St. Louis Cardinals traded two of their pitchers. First, they traded SP Jordan Montgomery to the Texas Rangers in exchange for RHP Tekoah Roby, LHP John King, and INF Thomas Saggese. The Rangers also received RHP Chris Stratton from the Cardinals.
For the Cardinals second trade of the day, they sent RP Jordan Hicks to the Toronto Blue Jays. For Hicks, the Cardinals received RHP Sem Robberse and RHP Adam Kloffenstein. This move made to much sense for the Blue Jays, as their original closer Jordan Romano is currently on the IL.
Both Jordan Montgomery and Jordan Hicks are having solid years. For Montgomery, some would say he's having a career year. In 21 starts, Montgomery has pitched to a 3.42 ERA, 108 SO, and a 1.25 WHIP.
Jordan Hicks has been a reliable piece out of the Cardinals bullpen all year. He's doing pretty solid this year. In 40 appearances, Hicks has a 3.67 ERA, 59 SO, 8 SV, and a 1.51 WHIP. He's also a flamethrower, as he's hit all the way up to 104 MPH on the radar gun.
It was pretty obvious that the Cardinals we're going to sell. This was known from the beginning of the season. The Cardinals currently sit in 5th place in the NL Central and 10.5 games out of the wild card. The Cardinals are definitely expected to sell more pieces before the trade deadline is over.