Five Biggest Questions Facing The St. Louis Cardinals in 2022
By Josh Jacobs
The St. Louis Cardinals enter the 2022 with different questions surrounding the club. Which are the five biggest storylines to watch?
Opening Day is upon us, and the St. Louis Cardinals are poised once again to be a contender in the National League. After a mostly uneventful offseason following an up and down 2021 season, there are questions facing the club that will greatly impact their season.
The NL Central looks to be a two team raise between the reigning division champion Milwaukee Brewers and the Cardinals. The Chicago Cubs may have taken some steps forward this offseason, but both the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburhg Pirates look to be bottom feeders this season. The rest of the NL seems much improved though as there are plenty of teams will be competing for Wild Card spots.
This is a pretty high variance ballclub, given it’s mix of established veteran talent, as well as high upside players who could continue to grow and develop. There is a high ceiling here if everything goes according to plan for the Cardinals front office.
On the flip side, the club has some issues in multiple areas that could lead to a more difficult season. There are a lot of what ifs and hopes with this club, and putting your eggs in those baskets is always a tricky game to play.
This particular Cardinals team is one of the more polarizing in a long time, leaving fans with many questions going into this coming season. While one could make a long list of things to look out for with this club, here are the five biggest questions entering the 2022 season for the Cardinals.