Cardinals: 3 DH options that would make pitchers terrified in 2022

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Sep 9, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Albert Pujols (55) looks on from the dugout during the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

With the universal designated hitter expected to go through starting in 2022, there’s several free-agent options for the St. Louis Cardinals to consider. 

With the CBA expected to bring the designated hitter to the National League starting next season, fans are going to miss pitchers grabbing a bat, right? Well, not so much. The NL adding the DH is sure to make things spicier and the St. Louis Cardinals are among the teams who can make their lineup even sexier.

With that said, there are some fantastic players available in free agency that St. Louis would be wise to try and sign. In this piece, we take a look at three options, with the list of course including a club legend.

3. Albert Pujols

This would certainly be something, wouldn’t it? Albert Pujols is a man who will never need an introduction over in St. Louis. The fanbase still loves him with all their hearts after he won NL MVP three times with the club, while also winning two World Series.

Last season, Pujols was released by the Angels and folks were screaming on social media for the St. Louis front office to bring Pujols home. Unfortunately for them, Pujols ended up inking with the Los Angeles Angels.

Now, though, Pujols is a free agent once again and he’s surely receiving plenty of interest. The St. Louis supporters are begging the club to get things done and land Pujols. Despite turning 42 in January, Pujols still has some gas left in the tank.

Last campaign, he hit 17 homers and added 50 RBI. While his best baseball may be behind him, Pujols still has what it takes to make a difference for a team. People would love to see him hit even more homers with the Cards in 2022.

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