Should the Cardinals roll the dice on Willson Contreras? Should they hold to their defensive wishes at catcher? NBC Sports Chicago baseball writer Gordon Wittenmyer joins St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold to discuss the direction the Cardinals could go at catcher, including the former Cubs backstop. Plus, a discussion on NL Central competition and rising payrolls, and how the Cardinals can aim higher than a division chocked with rebuilding teams. They can play at the $25 tables. Oh, and Wittenmyer plays the slots. Whether it was the setting (Las Vegas), the proximity to the World Series, or the firsrt chance for executives and agents to meet after the cancellation of the 2021 MLB Winter Meetings, this year's GM Meetings had a different vibe. It was active. Or, at least, it felt like a prelude to action. The Cardinals went looking for options at catcher, and came away with a better sense of the trade market and a conversation with at least the representatives for free-agent Christian Vazquez. The Best Podcast in Baseball, sponsored by Closets by Design of St. Louis, is a production of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,, and Derrick Goold.