Last week I took a look at some of the internal options for the Cardinals at closer and, with Mitchell Boggs blowing another save today along with Trevor Rosenthal throwing a shaky 8th inning, its time to look at some external options.
While the trade market usually doesn't develop until July, there are a couple players who could be moved early.
Carlos Marmol, Cubs
The Cardinals could get Marmol for a song, however why would they want him? Marmol has already lost the closer job to Kyuji Fujikawa and, even after Fujikawa recently got hurt, Marmol was not in the discussion for the job. The Cardinals certainly have better internal options that to choose this route.
Rafael Betancourt, Rockies
Betancourt was the subject of trade rumors last season and certainly could be on the block again this year. He saved 31 games for the Rockies last year and already has 4 saves this year. However, at 38 and set to become a free agent after this season, the Rocks could move...