As has become typical for St. Louis Cardinals fans every offseason, there is once again frustration for a lack of spending by the front office.
Aside from signing Willson Contreras, the Cardinals have mostly held firm.
This has caused more frustration within the fanbase.
This past weekend, the Cardinals hosted their annual “Winter Warmup” to kick off the 2023 season.
The 2023 squad looks very similar to the 2022 edition, save for Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina.
John Mozeliak, the team’s president of baseball operations, made a comment that he wouldn’t just spend money for the sake of spending it.
But fans have heard that before and are tired of it.
One fan pointed out that the Cardinals have used this as a reason to not be active in offseasons and at trade deadlines in the past.
This is a very typical red herring that the Cardinals throw out. Most people are not asking them to “do something just to do something.” Most people saw the flaws in this team that exposed themselves in the playoffs, and are asking them to get tangibly better. #STLCards https://t.co/JZ5DdzRAth
— Just Blew In From Stupid Town (@johnrabe) January 14, 2023
What this fan is saying is that the majority of the fanbase sees the flaws in the front office’s strategy.
Their business model has been tested time and again and has failed them each time.
Fans don’t simply want the team to spend money for the sake of spending money.
All fans want is for money to be spent or trades to be made to upgrade areas of need on the roster.
The Contreras signing was a good move and addressed the catcher situation, but other areas need to be improved, such as starting pitching.
A bargain-type signing to improve the depth of their offense, similar to the Brad Miller signing in 2020, could also help them.