The team finally has its replacement for Yadier Molina behind the plate and may even have the big bat they were searching for.
However, as one fan points out on Twitter, there is still more work to do.
Despite replacing Molina, the Cardinals lost one of their top starters this morning in veteran left-hander Jose Quintana, who signed a two-year, $26 million contract with the New York Mets.
Albert Pujols also retired, and the Cardinals will need a big bat to replace him.
Contreras makes them better at catcher, and good job on that, Mo.
Now, the current situation is that you've lost Albert Pujols & Jose Quintana. And you can't just catch up to where you stood last year–you have to improve. So this is good–and nowhere near sufficient. #STLCards
— Just Blew In From Stupid Town (@johnrabe) December 7, 2022
Cards Have More Work To Do
St. Louis won 93 games during the regular season and captured the NL Central title.
Unfortunately, they were utterly embarrassed by the Philadelphia Phillies in the Wild Card Series.
And so, President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak made adding additional offense a top priority.
While that may suffice in terms of offseason moves, fans still want more and know that the team is going to need to add a bat to replace Pujols.
A reunion with Matt Carpenter could be possible as well.
In terms of starting pitching, former Cardinal Michael Wacha is available.
The team could also dive in with veteran right-hander Nathan Eovaldi.