Beyond every number thrown out there? Beyond him being younger, faster, better defensively, better offensively? What other way could he be better?How?
Why are you putting this in a vacuum and assuming the Cardinals wouldn't be able to make a move on their pitching staff? Sure the pitcher might not be as amazingly cost controlled (the goal!) as Lynn, but I am sure the Cardinals might find a way to recover. Are Matt Adams and Tyrell Jenkins, the two suggestions, REALLY going to be a huge loss to the organization for a starting SS?
That platoon is highly mediocre, existing isn't some special gift they offer to baseball. Andrus is better and if the Cardinals FO chose to pursue him it would make perfect sense. He fits right in with the group of young players coming up as well and would form an excellent new core with Miller, Tavares, Rosenthal, Jay, Freese, and possibly Wong.And he isn't better enough to warrant 3 assets, especially when that platoon still exists.