3 free-agent targets for St. Louis Cardinals after the lockout

Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies throws the ball to first base against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies throws the ball to first base against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /
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In hopes of reaching a new CBA being agreed to soon, let’s take a further look at the three biggest names the Cardinals should target.

The St. Louis Cardinals are coming off a historic 17-game win streak that solidified them a playoff game against the Los Angles Dodgers. Looking back to even just a couple months before, those odds couldn’t have been much lower, but they found a way. However, after doing the impossible to get there, they were knocked off in the wild card game.

So now that the offseason is upon us, you would think there has to be some ambition to go out and acquire some more fire-power. Last season, the Cardinals were at the mercy of many horrendous contracts on the roster, but those contracts are no longer there. In fact, getting rid of some of those contracts helps instead of trying to force a couple to play. Additionally, the Cardinals should be looking to use those extra finances to load up on some help in order to bring a World Series win back to St. Louis.

The Three Biggest Names the Cardinals Should Target

The Cardinals are in a position that makes them a dangerous team, but not scary enough to lock them in as a World Series contender. To some fellow baseball fans, that may not really seem as though it’s that bad, but it’s actually the opposite.

The Cardinals are generally recognized as a historic organization. But with great power comes great responsibility and in this case, that means there are high standards. For example, look back to last year.

The Cardinals had a one percent chance to make the playoffs in July, and I feel that it’s safe to say, that was less than acceptable by the Cardinals fan base. This team, although with different players, pretty much ran the 2006-2014 era. So, with it being the same fans within reason, adjusting to the fact that they were out of the playoffs made a lot of people irate.

So what do they need to do in order to get back to the team that ran the NL? Well let’s take a look at some signing they need to make.

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