St. Louis Cardinals: Four offseason scenarios for the Cardinals

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 05: Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals tags out Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals at home plate to end the first inning at Nationals Park on September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 05: Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals tags out Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals at home plate to end the first inning at Nationals Park on September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /
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WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 05: Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals tags out Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals at home plate to end the first inning at Nationals Park on September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

The St. Louis Cardinals have a lot of work to do this winter. From needing to sure up the bullpen, to adding an impact bat, and potentially adding depth to the starting rotation. There seem to be four impact bat scenarios floating around and each seem to be beneficial.

For the sake of sounding repetitive, let’s skip the in-depth analysis of what the St. Louis Cardinals need. I feel like every article I come across addresses what they need and how Mo needs to get it done.

Instead, let’s discuss actual solutions. To me, there are four scenarios the St. Louis Cardinals should explore and if one of them don;t get done, we are probably going into 2018 with Marcell Ozuna as the biggest threat.

Scenario One

Signing Bryce Harper. Honestly, what use to be a dream seems like more of a reality these days, doesn’t it?

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The Cardinals have money and anyone who tells you otherwise doesn’t know what they are talking about. Last year at this time they were willing to trade for Giancarlo Stanton and take on his huge salary of $325,000,000. I imagine Harper’s contract would be around this.

Signing Harper for near this amount over 10-12 years is no different than taking on Stanton’s contract via trade with Miami, which they were willing to do had Stanton not denied a trade to St. Louis. This alone tells us one thing – the money is there.

Signing Harper not only solidifies the middle of the lineup – it also gives the Cardinals the opportunity to use Ozuna or Tyler O’Neill as a trade chip for pitching.

There is no reason the Cardinals should not make the best offer Harper receives. If he still turns that down, then okay. They tried. Bryce Harper would bring new life to St. Louis Cardinals baseball that has been missing for quite sometime.

To the front office – there is no doubt this man would be an investment for your team. You’d make your money back and then some in no time.

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