The calendar has shifted to 2023, which means that spring training is right around the corner.
Next month, pitchers and catchers will report to spring training as we get prepared for another season of baseball.
Free agency is still taking place as of now, and there are a few key players that have been left unsigned up to this point.
One of the best ones remaining is right-hander Michael Wacha, who enjoyed a nice bounce-back season with the Boston Red Sox.
The 31-year-old began his career with the St. Louis Cardinals, earning NLCS MVP honors in 2013.
Ten years later, there could be a chance of a reunion.
On Twitter, a Cardinals fan proposed the idea of bringing back Wacha to fill the team’s need for starting pitching.
Michael Wacha has improved pretty dramatically from 2021. He is currently available.
— Cards Convo ™ (@CardinalsConvo) December 27, 2022
Over the past two seasons, the Cardinals have had to scramble at the trade deadline in order to plug holes in their starting rotation.
Entering 2023, the team’s rotation has a whole host of question marks.
Jack Flaherty and Steven Matz are coming off injury-plagued seasons, and four of the Cardinals five starters are in the final year of their contracts, with Matz being the only one signed through 2024.
St. Louis has no shortage of depth, but could use another starter as it pertains to 2024 and beyond.
They could also look to extend starters such as Miles Mikolas and Jordan Montgomery, given that Adam Wainwright will be retiring after this season.
The need for a starting pitcher is a pretty obvious one for St. Louis, and a reunion with Wacha could be an avenue that the team may decide to explore.