3 offseason moves Cardinals can make to win 2022 World Series

Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)
Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Max Scherzer
Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) /

Bring Max Scherzer home

Max Scherzer was a potential trade target for the Cardinals this summer, but it didn’t make sense to give up prospects to bring him in without a playoff run coming up. Los Angeles had to part with two of their best to bring him over from the Nationals.

The good news for St. Louis is he’ll be a free agent after the 2021 season. Once his stint with the Dodgers is complete, the Cardinals need to swoop in and grab him without sacrificing the farm.

The link between the pitcher and the Cardinals has been consistent for a reason. Scherzer is from Missouri, so it would make sense for him to finish out his outstanding career in his home state. His homecoming writes itself.

At 37 years old, he’s still pitching at a high level. This year he made the All-Star team with an ERA of 2.75. This wouldn’t be a sentimental move. He could literally make the difference on the road to the World Series.