Offseason Looks

Bernie Miklasz, writing for The Athletic, is starting a series of questions and answers for the upcoming St. Louis Cardinals season. First up: Did the Cardinals do enough this offseason to enhance their roster?

Personally, I’m tired of the re-calibrating Cardinals. Signing Paul Goldschmidt and Andrew Miller were great moves, but they needed to make one more and, surprisingly, it’s still available: Bryce Harper. They aren’t going to do it because they don’t feel the need to do it. Mozeliak and Girsch think what they have is going to be good enough to propel the team to the playoffs.

You know, it looked like the team was going all-in this year. But the old conservative calculations kicked in and they see that financially they don’t need to spend the money.

If Dexter Fowler goes on a summer heatwave and tears through the National League, I’ll eat crow. I just think it was smarter to sign Harper, eat Fowler’s contract and get people really, really excited about Cardinals baseball.

February 8, 2019