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Tradecraft: As deadline nears, Cardinals have wish list and recent history of tinkering, not splurging

Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak talks with manager Mike Shildt during a spring training workout in Jupiter, Fla. (Christian Gooden,

Will Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak, left, get manager Mike Shildt some help at the deadline?

CLEVELAND — The one and only trade deadline is on the horizon and there’s plenty of speculation to fill the air, so what caught Adam Wainwright’s ear recently was a conversation about what that’s like in the clubhouse.

He tuned into MLB Network last weekend and heard former manager Buck Showalter discuss how members of a team should view dreaming about possible additions, and the Cardinals veteran starter recalled later how it resonated, as a reminder.