Mozeliak: 95-99% of reported trade rumors are 'untruths'

The Cardinals president of baseball operations didn't talk specifically about Nolan Arenado, but says "we're going to continue to look to improve the club."

Sam Masterson
January 13, 2020 - 10:23 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - In his first statement since the trade to acquire one of baseball's top pitching prospects in Matthew Liberatore, St. Louis Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak reminded fans that trade speculation and rumors are almost always just that and nothing more.

"A lot of things are being speculated, I would say there is very little truth to many of these right now," Mozeliak says. "What I would say too is we're going to continue to look and see if there are ways to improve the club if something makes sense. 

"As I've told you many, many times you always have a chance to try and get better ... so it's not as if we're putting an 'Out to lunch,' on our door. We're always looking at things. But I think a lot of the things that are being rumored or speculated, there's probably 95% or 99% mostly untruths."

Related: Cards send Martinez, Arozarena to Rays for top-50 MLB prospect

On Thursday, the Cardinals traded a package that included outfielders Jose Martinez and Randy Arozarena to Tampa Bay, in exchange for the 20-year-old lefty, who is now the top pitching prospect in the Cardinals organization. 

Mozeliak says probably the biggest goals of the offseason for St. Louis was "clarity" in the outfield and adding young pitching. They did both with this move. 

You can listen to the full conversation between Mozeliak and our Tom Ackerman here: 

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