Speaking of players it would be weird to see in a Cardinals uniform, Nick Castellanos would definitely fit that mold. Yadier Molina and Jake Woodford might even object.
While the Cardinals would certainly attempt to get anyone else, Castellanos had an impressive 2021 season at the plate. He is not an upgrade on outfield defense for the Cardinals. But if the Cardinals are only seeking a designated hitter, Castellanos is a player to at least look into once the lockout ends.
He hit .309/.362/.576 with a .340 BABIP and +140 wRC. He knocked 34 home runs and 100 RBI in 138 games played.
Adding this bat to a lineup that includes Goldschmidt, Arenado and O’Neill? Oh goodness, what a dangerous line up!