St. Louis Cardinals 2022

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pruman91

Paducah, Ky
I'm sorry to see Reyes was not kept. I don't disagree with what Mo and the team did. It's been so frustrating to see him struggle and then end up on IL. I have to wonder if Hicks won't be far behind.
Roster spots for the Cardinals this off season are precious as they have a big laundry lists of moves to make.....

Reyes can still negotiate a contract with the Cardinals and should , based on the Cardinals outlay of contract monies and medical expenses paid by them the last 3-4 years of little production ......But , life doesn't work that way in today's society......sad................jmho
 
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pruman91

Paducah, Ky

Benjamin Hochman

There have been sightings at a Blues game, around the arena for a SLU men’s basketball game, and a true eagle-eyed birdwatcher might even have glimpsed him inspecting the changing leaves and flora at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol has been spotted around town since the end of the their season because, after his first full season in the role, his family decided to call St. Louis home for the offseason. As they’ve explored the city, rink side to courtside to countryside, and even stopped a few times to smell the roses, they’ve learned when it comes to baseball in St. Louis there is no offseason.
Even picking up dinner comes with an extra slice of commentary.

“Go to the pizza shop and it’s like, ‘We can’t wait for the season to start,’” Marmol said. “Ah, it ended last week. You definitely feel it regardless of where you go. That’s the part that’s cool. Look, losing in the playoffs (stunk). The way we lost (stunk), right? Every part of it. But the responsibility and the accountability of it — this is amazing. We didn’t reach our goal, and everyone is feeling that way.”
At the same table he’s been using for Zoom meetings and conference calls this past month, Marmol spoke about his offseason so far and his plans for the offseason ahead after the Cardinals’ division-title season ended with a swift exit from the playoffs.
Marmol finalized his staff, replacing former Cardinal and current Miami manager Skip Schumaker at bench coach with former Cardinal and newest Cardinals Hall of Fame Matt Holliday. The Cardinals promoted Dusty Blake to pitching coach and Turner Ward to hitting coach, and already Marmol said they have plans to visit and work individually with players in the coming months. Marmol will hit the road too, using St. Louis as his base to fan out for face-to-face meetings with some players.

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nice article
 
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pruman91

Paducah, Ky


Benjamin Hochman

Each time I write one of these, I get messages that say — don’t waste your time, they’re not going to spend that much, they never do. And, yes, I get it. Hearing me say the Cardinals should sign Trea Turner might sound as realistic as St. Louis signing 1927 Babe Ruth, 1939 Roy Hobbs or, even crazier, 2023 Aaron Judge.
OK, with that out of the way, the Cardinals should sign Trea Turner.
Enough of being one big bat away from a postseason breakthrough (or, for that matter, earning a first-round bye). Enough of pinning your hopes on a young player having his breakout year. Just buy the bat. Change the calculus. In 2023, go to bat — figuratively and literally — with three MVP candidates. Have the “infield of dreams” with a reigning MVP in Paul Goldschmidt at first, a dynamo in Tommy Edman at second, “an even-better Tommy Edman” in Turner at shortstop and a generational talent in Nolan Arenado at third.

The Cardinals have said they’ll raise payroll. They should also raise their postseason expectations.
In 2023, the Cardinals and their big-spending fans will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the last Cardinals team to make the World Series.
A decade.
And the Cards didn’t even really come close to the World Series from 2014-2022.
So, how do the Cardinals become a team that contends for the pennant such as the Dodgers (three World Series appearances in the past six years) or the Astros (four World Series appearances in the past six years)? OK, you don’t have the money to be the Dodgers, fine. But why not become the Astros?
 
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Benjamin Hochman

Each time I write one of these, I get messages that say — don’t waste your time, they’re not going to spend that much, they never do. And, yes, I get it. Hearing me say the Cardinals should sign Trea Turner might sound as realistic as St. Louis signing 1927 Babe Ruth, 1939 Roy Hobbs or, even crazier, 2023 Aaron Judge.
OK, with that out of the way, the Cardinals should sign Trea Turner.
Enough of being one big bat away from a postseason breakthrough (or, for that matter, earning a first-round bye). Enough of pinning your hopes on a young player having his breakout year. Just buy the bat. Change the calculus. In 2023, go to bat — figuratively and literally — with three MVP candidates. Have the “infield of dreams” with a reigning MVP in Paul Goldschmidt at first, a dynamo in Tommy Edman at second, “an even-better Tommy Edman” in Turner at shortstop and a generational talent in Nolan Arenado at third.

The Cardinals have said they’ll raise payroll. They should also raise their postseason expectations.
In 2023, the Cardinals and their big-spending fans will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the last Cardinals team to make the World Series.
A decade.
And the Cards didn’t even really come close to the World Series from 2014-2022.
So, how do the Cardinals become a team that contends for the pennant such as the Dodgers (three World Series appearances in the past six years) or the Astros (four World Series appearances in the past six years)? OK, you don’t have the money to be the Dodgers, fine. But why not become the Astros?
Exactly this.