Ben Frederickson: After Cardinals shut down offseason, rival Cubs gained ground

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS — During a recent Adam Wainwright media session that would have made for one compelling podcast, the 41-year-old veteran spoke at length about the sense he will leave the Cardinals in a good place when he walks away after this upcoming season. The comment forced Wainwright to admit there was a span, specifically during three consecutive missed postseasons between 2016-18, where the Cardinals let their standards slip and suffered the consequences. Wainwright still sees Jason Heyward’s free-agent departure to the Cubs before the 2016 season as a sign things were off. The outfield grass…

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