It was a comparatively quiet offseason for St. Louis Cardinals.
Aside from signing Willson Contreras, the staff did not do a lot, besides signal lefty Andrew Suarez on a minor league deal.
Many followers had been hoping for some beginning pitching, particularly an ace-level pitcher, because the St. Louis’ rotation is an enormous query mark for the 2023 season.
However they handed on Justin Verlander, Carlos Rodon and Jacob deGrom.
On Thursday, the New York Yankees acquired some dangerous information when it was revealed that Rodon suffered a strained forearm and can start the season on the injured listing.
One Cardinals fan tweeted concerning the information and wished Rodon effectively however wasn’t too upset that the Cardinals did not give the left-hander $162 million.
I hope he has a speedy restoration, however because of this I wasn’t upset that the Cardinals hesitated to offer him 9 figures. https://t.co/8ihdijlPsK
— Quinn (@QuinnSTLCards) March 9, 2023
Though an addition to the beginning pitching would have been a lift for the St. Louis, they might have lucked out by not signing Rodon.
Jack Flaherty has handled greater than his justifiable share of arm points in recent times, and the signing of Rodon might have given the Cardinals a little bit further to fret about.
Shedding the left-hander is an enormous blow to the Yankees, who signed him to a six-year contract this winter.
As of now, each Cardinals beginning pitcher seems to be wholesome.
The staff additionally has loads of pitching depth and may plug holes with Matthew Liberatore, Andre Pallante, Jake Woodford or Dakota Hudson.
In the long run, there may very well be a silver lining in the truth that St. Louis was quiet this winter.
Andre Pallante had a stable WBC debut