While the St. Louis Cardinals did make a move before Tuesday afternoon's non-waiver trade deadline, their NL Central opponents made a bigger splash.
Will the Cardinals be able to make it past the Pittsburgh Pirates or the Cincinnati Reds? Have those teams shown they mean business in 2012?
I think the second question answers itself.
The first question, however, isn't as clear-cut as some may think.
Through 102 games, the Reds sit atop the Central Division with a 61-41 record. They don't need to get too comfortable, though.
The Pirates, 58-44, follow by only three games and made several moves in the last week. showing that they plan to go all-in for 2012.
The Cardinals sit seven full games out of first place with a 54-48 record and made only one move before the trade deadline. Is it enough?
Follow the break to see how these deals affect the Cardinals' efforts to defend their title.
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