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The National League Central leading St. Louis Cardinals are trying to get better. A lot better.

According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals’ interest in Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay is very real.

Here’s what Strauss tweeted just a moment ago: Asked about the price tag for Halladay, a club source said: “Give Ricciardi all our minor-league rosters and let him circle any 5 names.”

A deal with the Cardinals would start with Brett Wallace, and might also include shortstop Pete Kozma, catcher Bryan Anderson, outfielder Daryl Jones and/or right-hander Clay Mortensen. MLBTradeRumors.com.

Fortunately for NL Central Rivals, the Cardinals are particularly bereft of minor league talent (though not unlike the Cubs), so acquiring Halladay would be difficult. But everyone and their brother seems to be dying to be a Cardinal, so you can be sure that Halladay would strongly consider waiving his no trade clause if the Cardinals did somehow manage to Frankenstein together an acceptable offer.

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