There is some reaching going on here.
Outfield, for sure. Fire away. This season the Cardinals committed to proving the outfielders they banked on can be better than the ones they didn't. Arozarena and Garcia are making that look impossible.
Kolten Wong, you bet. He's hitting well this season, as predicted, and Edman could be used to improve the outfield if Wong was still here.
Carson Kelly and Luke Waver were traded for Goldschmidt. I'm a big Luke Voit fan, as you all know, but I'd rather have Goldschmidt than Voit. (Sorry, Luke.)
The Randal Grichuk madness must stop. He is the same hitter in Toronto that he was here, and fans wanted him gone. Far too many are not being honest about their revisionist history there.
Miller and Descalso? I'll take Arenado and DeJong over that any day.
Without trading Gomber, there is no Arenado.
The pitchers traded for Ozuna? Fair game, because Ozuna did not work out as expected. But I understood why the Cardinals made that deal. They had to have another bat. Ozuna didn't perform here like he did before and after.
You have to give something up when you make trades.
You have to sell short on some talent when you are trying to be good year in and year out.
If the Cardinals took a no-trade policy where they never dealt off excess to fill holes, fans would flip. It wasn't that long ago that chatters were bemoaning prospect hoarding, remember? Making good trades is the key. Lumping good trades (like the ones for Arenado and Goldschmidt) clouds the waters. There are enough regrettable ones to focus on.