Their season came to a screeching halt on Saturday night with their 2-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series.
Now, the time has come to speculate over what will happen in the offseason for the Redbirds.
Will Wainwright stay or will he finally decide that enough is enough?
Beyond that, MLB Trade Rumors has released its estimates for new contracts that may be given to arbitration eligible players on the Cardinals roster.
Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tweeted this and predicted that Jordan Montgomery might be next to get either a contract extension or a new deal in arbitration, given that Scott Boras is his agent.
Arb estimates from @mlbtraderumors for #stlcards — and what would you do with this info? Injuries suppressing some salaries here, and a few could come in a bit higher. Reyes call will be interesting. Montgomery … prelude to extension? Boras is his agent. pic.twitter.com/kTqo9ITYeb
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) October 10, 2022
Potential Extension Coming?
Montgomery, who was acquired from the New York Yankees in the Harrison Bader trade, is under contract through the 2023 season.
With Boras as his agent, a potential contract extension could be coming.
The Cardinals got good results out of Montgomery after he was acquired.
The 29-year-old left-hander went 6-3 with a 3.11 ERA in 11 starts with the Cardinals this year and finished the regular season 9-6 with a 3.48 ERA.
He likely won’t get a mega-deal, but he could be a potential candidate for an extension.
The Cardinals appear to have liked what they saw out of Montgomery.
Keeping him around after 2023 would be a good idea.
He pitched 2.2 innings in relief in the final game of the Wild Card Series, holding the Phillies in check and keeping the Cardinals within striking distance.
We’ll see what the Cardinals decide to do with their newly acquired lefty.