July 22, 2024

The St. Louis Cardinals need an additional boost for their starting rotation.

With the trade deadline three weeks away, it would be surprising if the Cardinals didn’t strengthen their rotation. St. Louis has a pressing need, and Chicago White Sox pitcher Erick Fedde has been mentioned as a potential option by CBS Sports’ R.J. Anderson.

“Give Fedde credit for reinventing himself in South Korea after his stint with the Washington Nationals, and give the White Sox credit for taking a chance on him over the offseason,” Anderson said. “He’s proven that his four-pitch arsenal—sinker, cutter, sweeper, and changeup—can effectively challenge MLB hitters, even if it doesn’t generate many strikeouts or induce many swings outside the zone.

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“Technically, Fedde is under contract through next season, giving the White Sox another year to find a suitor. Why wait? Oftentimes, with 30-something mid-rotation starters, it’s best to trade them while their value is high. Potential suitors: Cardinals, Cleveland Guardians, Atlanta Braves.”

Fedde seems like an ideal option for the Cardinals. The 31-year-old is having the best season of his career and is under contract for 2025 at an affordable price. He boasts an impressive 3.13 ERA in 18 starts and has been frequently mentioned as a Cardinals target as the trade deadline approaches.

St. Louis has improved and now looks like a playoff contender. Adding Fedde would be a perfect move to solidify their rotation.

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