I think Ozuna will have a monster 2019, and be one of the bigger catches in the free agent market next winter.
I doubt he will be back in St. Louis next year, as we will go with O’Neill and younger, cheaper options. But it is looking like everything will come together this season for one of those “lightning in a bottle” years.
This club looks a little like the 2004 version to me, with possible all-stars at several positions. It is not beyobnd the realm of possibility for this team to replicate the 1963 team, and the Cubs of a couple of years ago and have the starting infield in the all-star game.
Whether they can play like that 2004 club, or even the ‘63 squad who won 93 games, will depend on the pitching, and of course health.
Once again Marcell Ozuna took to social media to make his case for being, in his words, 'ready.' #Cardinals provided him the baseballs for his off-day workout, and now think he could be in LF by Monday: https://t.co/XBG9G4wEYr#stlcards#MLB