I'm not shopping for closers. Unless you need one at the trade deadline, you can find them and the Cardinals have done a good job of that. If it's not Hicks, somebody else will be able to do the job well, or a series of options until someone grabs it and runs with it. It's just too volatile of a spot to invest in during an offseason. For me.
The middle infield needs something. It's been an anchor on the offense this season. Shortstops are going to be moving, so the Cardinals could find something there. Story or Seager or the fallout that comes from it, and then figure out what to do with DeJong. A new position (second?) or a trade, but some of that depends on where Gorman is and if he's ready.
If I'm the Cardinals, I want my first DH in team history to be a bopper. I'm spending there to upgrade the offense, taking advantage of a spot where I don't have to worry about defense. I would go against the notion of using it as a rest spot for position players and go buy a baseball abuser, in part because I think it would be entertaining and NL fans who are slow to warm up to the role would fall in love with it.
The rotation should be in better shape but it's got injury question marks as guys return. I still like the idea of Scherzer.