St. Louis Cardinals: Biggest questions for the 2020 season

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 03: Mike Shildt #8 of the St. Louis Cardinals looks on prior to game one of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on October 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 03: Mike Shildt #8 of the St. Louis Cardinals looks on prior to game one of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on October 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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JUPITER, FL – MARCH 14: Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals in action against the New York Mets during a spring training baseball game at Roger Dean Stadium on March 14, 2019 in Jupiter, Florida. The game ended in 1-1 tie hafter nine innings of play. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
JUPITER, FL – MARCH 14: Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals in action against the New York Mets during a spring training baseball game at Roger Dean Stadium on March 14, 2019 in Jupiter, Florida. The game ended in 1-1 tie hafter nine innings of play. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

Pitchers and Catchers report in less than 20 days and the St. Louis Cardinals still have a ton of question marks. What are the biggest questions left?

If a team could win a preseason award for most question marks heading into the season, the St. Louis Cardinals would be a top-three finisher for sure.

In my opinion, I think it has been a good offseason. Everyone who paid attention to anything the front office said knew that it wouldn’t be a particularly exciting offseason, but with the three moves the team has made, I think they are better for 2020.

Marcell Ozuna is gone, so is Randy Arozarena and Jose Martinez. I am going to miss all three, but at the end of the day, the team had/has so much depth that a draft pick and a top 50 prospect in baseball in exchange for these three players sounds good to me.

We can dream about Nolan Arenado or other big moves, but for right now, I want to focus on what the St. Louis Cardinals have, and what questions they still have about how things are going to go in 2020. Viva El Birdos just put out their list of 11 questions for 2020 and I know they are competitors, but I honestly don’t care. I am a different writer, I respect their work, and I can put out my own list.

With all this in mind, what are (in my opinion) the three biggest questions facing the Cardinals in 2020?

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