Could these be their last games as a St. Louis Cardinals player?
With only a few games remaining in the 2020 season, the St. Louis Cardinals are knocking on the door of the playoffs. While it is likely they will make it, the end of the season could inevitably mark the end of the tenure for several players as a Cardinal.
Roster turnover is expected. After each season, teams look at how to improve and what moves they can make. Fans speculate and imagine blockbuster trades and big free agent signings. For this post, I’m going to look at the upcoming St. Louis Cardinals’ offseason from a different angle.
Instead of looking at who the Cardinals could or should add, let’s take a look at some players who might be playing their last games with the team.
This exercise is one to point out some players who I think could be on their way out of the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Whether it be due to expiring contracts or possible trades, there are some players I think could be heading out and a few who are unlikely to leave but certainly still a possibility to do so.
I think it is good to appreciate the players and what they have accomplished for the team. Look at some recent players the Cardinals have traded away or let walk in free agency that fans now (secretly or otherwise) wish were still on the team. No need to go through the list, and it might vary from fan to fan. But the reality is that some players might not fully be appreciated until they’re having success with another team.
The St. Louis Cardinals, right now, are about to clinch a playoff berth. The focus is to root them on and hope for a long playoff run. In the back of minds, though, it is very likely the last few weeks for several players as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. There are probably a dozen players or so that an argument can be made for it being their last season on the team, but I’m condensing the list a bit.
Here’s a look at a few.