7 Cardinals fighting for their jobs the rest of the season

Which Cardinals saved at the deadline will fight to remain with the team next season?
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Dakota Hudson

It's a surprise that Hudson is even being considered here. Earlier this season, Hudson was one of a string of arms plugging away in Memphis. He was demoted to Memphis after a frustrating 2022 season. Many thought that was probably it for Hudson with the Cardinals.

Think again.

In his last seven games, he is 3-0 with a 4.50 ERA in 26 innings. He's given up eight walks and struck out 19 batters. He had an impressive start against the Minnesota Twins on Aug. 2. He went seven innings of two-hit baseball. He struck out seven batters in that game.

It's nice to see him improve over where he was last season. If he battles and continues to have impressive starts, he could catapult himself back into the Cardinals rotation. It would be great to see him continue his comeback.