watching Kozma stink it up this post season, and last post season, I was reminded that the cardinals wanted to upgrade at SS for the 2013 season. with shortstops being at a premium, they didn't have any options. so they stuck it out with Kozma and Descalso. how about Hardy for one of their MLB ready pitchers? they're pitching rich right now, and JJ is affordable for 2015. He's also likely to sign an extension since he'd be playing for a perennial contender in StL.
Lynn and Kelly aren't worthy of Hardy. But Shelby Miller is too much to ask for in a straight up 1 for 1 trade. Perhaps the O's could offer a package. Normally it would be ridiculous to suggest trading away someone with all the ipside of Shelby Miller. But StL isn't even using him in the WS, so it's clear they have an abundance of good arms. they would be leading this series 3-1 if not for Kozma's atrocious D. and he hurt them last year against Giants. put Hardy in their 2012 line up, and they may beat SF and Detroit for back to back trophies. If they want pitching in return, I would hesitate to include Gausman.