After 2021, where do the Cardinals go from here?

Updated: Apr 6

The Cardinals made it to 90 wins and the Wild Card playoff game. This was after a plethora of injuries to the pitching staff. Underperforming players like Matt Carpenter .169/.305/.275 and Paul DeJong .197/.284/.390 They survived the roller coaster ride of being on top of the National League in May to being almost bottom of the division in July. Using a 17-game win streak that propelled them into the playoffs. Then the hard fought Wild-Card loss to the Dodgers.

TJ McFarland via St Louis Cardinals

Then the "Band-Aid" moves (Luis Garcia, Wade LeBlanc, TJ McFarland, Jon Lester, and JA Happ) that Mozeliak made started to pay off. Then the phenomenal win streak of 17 games in a row propelled them into the Wild Card picture. Then the hard-fought loss to the Dodgers. The future looked good as Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina were signed for next year. Nolan Arenado announced he would not opt-out of his contract. Then Mo decided it was the right time to fire manager Mike Shildt for "philosophical differences" on October 14th. Then on October 25th, he hired Bench coach Oliver Marmol as the new manager. They have brought former Cardinal Skip Schumaker into a coaching role as bench coach.

Five cardinal payers received Golden Gloves Nolan Arenado (9th consecutive), Paul Goldschmidt (4), Tyler O'Neill (2), Tommy Edman (1), and Harrison Bader (1). That is the FIRST time a team has had FIVE Gold Glove winners in one season in MLB HISTORY! Arenado also won his FIFTH Consecutive Platinum Glove. The Cardinal team was also awarded the TEAM NL Golden Glove.

Photos; Nolan Arenado via Eric Espada- Getty images, Tyler O'Neill & Harrison Bader via Quinn Harris - Getty images, Paul Goldschmidt via Jeff Roberson - AP, Tommy Edman via MLB JPeg

The CBA deadline has come and gone, and now we have a lockout. So, what does it mean at this point?

First, it means that no trades can be made involving the 40-man roster with a lockout.

Second, No MLB Free Agents can sign with any team.

Third, players cannot use m