The St. Louis Cardinals are starting to prepare for the start of the 2022 season. If there is a season, who should be prepping as the Opening Day closer?
The St. Louis Cardinals are getting ready for the start of the season. Well, that is if the MLB and MLBPA ever come to an agreement. Right now, there isn’t a lot going on, but it’s always good to plan ahead.
The Cardinals, who never got to complete their offseason activities due to the lockout, are hoping that the issue get’s resolved soon and can continue to get their team ready for the 2022 MLB season. In the meantime, Oli Marmol is likely planning how he want’s to manage the team he currently has.
With that, there are surely questions he is asking himself: Who is going to be the starting shortstop? Who should the Cardinals start opening day? But let’s focus on who should be the Cardinals closer.
There are a lot of different options to chose from. Last season the primary closer was Alex Reyes, but he took that spot due to default when Jordan Hicks got hurt. This season Hicks is back and is ready to re-claim the role. But that’s not all.
On top of Reyes and Hicks competing for the closer role, there are also some who believe that Giovanny Gallegos could compete for that role as well.
Quite frankly, all three of those names could be a good fit for the role, so should get it?