3 bold predictions for the St. Louis Cardinals at the 2023 winter meetings

Looking to improve after a disappointing 2023 season, the St. Louis Cardinals figure to be one of the more active teams at the 2023 winter meetings in Nashville.
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St. Louis Cardinals sign Blake Snell

One of the biggest needs for the Cardinals this offseason is pitching. Adam Wainwright is gone and as the season went along in 2023, more and more issues came up in the starting rotation.

With starting pitching being a big need, look for St. Louis to make a big splash and there is no bigger splash available than Blake Snell. He had a good 2023 season for the Padres and they would love to keep him, but he outpriced himself out of Southern California.

Snell finished 14-9 with a 2.25 ERA in 2023 with 234 strikeouts in 180 innings. He was a Cy Young finalist and he could have been close to a 20-game winner had he got more run support than he did. His 14 wins were the second most in his career.

Adding him as a top-of-the-rotation pitcher would be a very big piece and key to the Cardinals turning things around next season. Signing him would signal a quick turnaround for St. Louis and be a big piece to help them get right back in the thick of things in the NL Central.