BenFred: From a Cardinals front office feeling the heat, to a new face throwing passes at Mizzou, here are your 2022 predictions for the St. Louis sports scene


Collins Hill quarterback Sam Horn (21) runs with the ball against Brookwood during the 2021 Corky Kell Classic Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Horn rushed for 44 yards and a score in addition to 31-of-44 passing for 402 yards and three touchdowns. (Hyosub Shin /

St. Louis Cardinals Dylan Carlson (3) points toward the dugout after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. It was Carlson’s second home run of the day. Photo by Laurie Skrivan,

Ben Frederickson

It was another so-so year of sports predictions for yours truly.

Let’s review.

I saw the Rams relocation lawsuit settlement coming.

Same for QB uncertainty at Mizzou, though I picked the wrong backup to challenge now-departed Connor Bazelak.

I called Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina signing up for at least one more ride, back before they did it all over again.

The Cardinals making the postseason but exiting soon after was another box checked, though I did think they would win the National League Central Division. A 17-game winning streak, Gold Glove history and a surprise managerial change was not on my list.

I was too high on Blues short-timer Mike Hoffman, NCAA Tournament success for SLU and Mizzou, and Jack Flaherty, whose season was derailed by injury.


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