If the St. Louis Cardinals were to make only one more move this offseason, what should it be? While I think the team could use another bat in the lineup and a closer in the bullpen, if I was the general manager and I had only one financial bullet to shoot, I would spend it on adding a solid starter to to the rotation. I believe that the Birds didn’t have a true number three hitter or cleanup man in the batting order.
Some St. Louis Cardinals fans felt as if they were dealt a blow when team chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. announced at the Winter Warm-Up he would be surprised if the Redbirds made a significant free agent signing before the start of spring training in a little over a month. What? I thought this team was actively and aggressively searching for a closer to replace injured and then non-tendered reliever Trevor Rosenthal. Wasn’t there a plan to add a second big bat?
I wonder what was the point of the St. Louis Cardinals trading valuable prospects Sandy Alcantara and Magneuris Sierra for slugging outfielder Marcell Ozuna if the team didn’t plan to address its need for help in other areas of the roster including adding a top end of the rotation starter and a closer. Ozuna is a strong addition, don’t get me wrong.
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Selecting a term
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