Gordon: Cards trade earns good reviews Live

The Twitterverse blew up when Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak sent David Freese and Fernando Salas to Anaheim for speedy Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos and outfield prospect Randal Grichuk.

Bourjos can chase down fly balls. Walls do not scare him. His pitchers will love him.

He will dramatically upgrade the outfield defense when he plays, taking pressure off less mobile outfielders like
Matt Holliday and Allen Craig. Meanwhile Matt Carpenter slides over to play third base and speedy Kolten Wong will add a new element to the lineup at second base.

The addition of Grichuk in this deal is also a plus. He could blossom into a decent run producer at the major league level. He helps balance an outfield supply that mostly featured left-side hitters.

But the key to the deal was getting  Bourjos into the outfield in support  of the elite Cardinals pitching staff.

Peter Bourjos robs a homer with unbelievable catch
by MLB via YouTube


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Randal Grichuk Prospect Video
by Steve Fiorindo via YouTube

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