The St. Louis Cardinals have a strong team assembled for 2022, but success could hinge on this group of five key players.
The 2022 season is just days away and after an offseason of delays, signings, and arguing, it’s just about time to see what the season has in store for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Though it was a truncated spring, the Cardinals entered the final day of spring training at 8-5, tied for the Grapefruit League lead. Spring success rarely translates at all to the regular season, but regardless of that, it’s been great to see the Cards back on the field winning games in sunny Jupiter, Florida.
Though the Cardinals didn’t make a ton of moves this winter, the team comes into the year with high expectations surrounding the return of Albert Pujols. In the last season for Pujols, Adam Wainwright, and Yadier Molina success will depend on more than just one player. Who is going to have the biggest impact on the team’s success in 2022?