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Randal Grichuk to the disabled list; Brandon Moss to the outfield

As the non-waiver trade deadline approached, the St. Louis Cardinals' most immediate need was first base. Mark Reynolds, who became the de facto everyday first-sacker after Matt Adams tore his quad, had hit about on par with what a fan might have reasonably expected entering 2015. Reynolds had a low average, a mediocre on-base percentage, and an okay slugging percentage. Taken together, Reynolds was a slightly worse than average batsman at the position that produces the most offensive output in the league. In the weeks before the trade deadline, general manager John Mozeliak defined the...

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