Shildt was let go due to philosophical differences, whatever that means. The Cardinals have an active offseason in front of them, beginning with Nolan Arenados decision on an all-important player choice. Reports suggest that Arenado is most likely to return.
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN– SEPTEMBER 22: Harrison Bader # 48 of the St. Louis Cardinals responds after hitting a single in the 5th inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field on September 22, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images).
The St. Louis Cardinals shocked baseball today by shooting supervisor Mike Shildt in spite of making the postseason. What other surprises might they have in shop?
Shildt was let go due to philosophical distinctions, whatever that indicates. The Cardinals have an active offseason in front of them, starting with Nolan Arenados choice on a critical gamer choice. Reports show that Arenado is likely to return.
Regardless of an incredible win streak to end the season, the Cardinals still came three rounds brief of their supreme goal. That implies modification is impending, and it does not end with Shildt.
Mike Girsch has actually pulled the trigger on a number of excellent trades the last few years, consisting of stealing Arenado from Colorado and Paul Goldschmidt from Arizona.
Cardinals: 3 players that might be traded this offseason.
Paul DeJong is a great bounce-back candidate, and really obtainable for the right cost.
DeJong struck under the Mendoza line this season, making himself a backup function possibly heading into Spring Training. Edmundo Sosa is the beginning shortstop over DeJong, and the Cardinals could do much better at designated player presuming the guideline is updated for 2022, allowing NL teams to utilize a DH.
DeJongs on-base percentage is abysmal, and a lot of that pertains to his low batting average with balls in play. While one would presume a luck statistic would help DeJong bounce back, the Cardinals rather just have much better alternatives at shortstop and DH progressing, and can probably fetch something for a capable fielder who is a little down for the moment.