St. The St. Louis Cardinals had a tough bye season in 2022, and they could be in for another in 2023.
St. Louis Cardinals said goodbye to their beloved veterans Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina at the end of the 2022 season. It was difficult for many to come to terms with the end of these iconic careers, and according to RJ Anderson and Dayn Perry of CBS Sports, 2023 will bring another farewell to veteran Adam Wainwright.
Wainwright made his MLB debut with the Cardinals in 2005 and has been with every season since. He announced that 2023 would be his final season and that he would return to St. Louis for that.
He told reporters: “I just think I was meant to come back for one more year. In short: yes, it will be the last. Everyone relax, don’t panic about it. »
Cardinals fans don’t seem to be getting any respite. Seeing Pujols alone was bittersweet enough for any MLB fan, and seeing Molina leave also made the injury a little more painful.
It will certainly be difficult to face another season of heartbreak, but after the end of Wainwright’s career, his accomplishments will no doubt be remembered.
Cardinals veteran Adam Wainwright has accomplished a lot in his long career.
Wainwright has helped the team in the lineup on multiple occasions, something few pitchers do. He did well in 2017, earning his only Silver Slugger along with two Gold Gloves during his career.
In the 2017 season, he hit .262/.279/.452 for an OPS of .731. Throughout his career on the mound, he produced a 3.38 ERA, a .250 batting average and a 1.22 WHIP. He also participated in three All-Star Games (2010, 2013 and 2014). He was part of the team that won the World Series in 2006 and his pitching certainly helped the team for almost two decades.
His retirement is no surprise as his career has spanned 17 seasons so far. But goodbyes are never easy, especially when so many beloved players arrive at the same time.
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