The Liberatore trade was a good, smart trade.
But it didn't make the Cardinals better for 2020.
Two things can be true, especially for the Cardinals who are always looking down the line as part of their sustained success model.
I don't have the sense that the Cardinals feel like they need Ozuna. I'm sure they have a deal in mind that they would offer him if he would accept it, but I don' t them being leveraged by Ozuna or his camp to meet those demands. They're OK with turning that page if it doesn't fit their cost.
The Cardinals have said again and again and again that they're OK taking this team, as is, to spring training.
I think that's a scary idea when you remember it's important to score runs.