July 28, 2021

Which 15 Players Should The Cardinals Protect In An Expansion Draft? (MLB Trade Rumors)

In a few weeks, we’ll be running a two-team mock expansion draft here at MLBTR – just for the fun of it!  Currently, we’re creating 15-player protected lists for each of the existing 30 teams.  You can catch up on the rules for player eligibility here.

The American League results are in!  Click here to see who’s protected and who’s available for each AL team.

So far, we’ve covered the PiratesBrewersRedsCubsDiamondbacksRockiesDodgersPadresGiantsRangersMariners, Athletics, Angels, Astros, Twins, Royals, Tigers, Indians, White Sox, Rays, Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays and Orioles.  The Cardinals are up next.

First, we’ll remove free agents Yadier Molina, Adam Wainwright, Matt Wieters, Brett Cecil, and Brad Miller from consideration.  Andrew Miller has a $12MM club option for 2021, and we’ll consider him a free agent for this exercise.  In the case of Kolten Wong and his $12.5MM club option, we’ll assume the Cardinals exercise it and protect him. …

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