Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch dug into the rumors that Cardinals outfielders Ryan Ludwick and Rick Ankiel might be available. It seems that the Cards will listen on them, but with caveats: GM John Mozeliak says there's a "high likelihood" both stay, and a trade is just one of many scenarios.
Strauss confirms the recent chatter from Dave O'Brien - the Braves are interested, and would be willing to give up Kelly Johnson or Yunel Escobar if they don't trade one of them in a Jake Peavy deal. The Cardinals like both infielders, but would probably require "significant minor league pitching" to be added by the Braves.
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