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Eager to start, Wong aims to be 'one of those guys who carries on Cardinals' tradition'

“It’s definitely more about understanding the decision,” Wong said. “You never want to accept not playing. I look at it like this for me: I (signed) a contract awhile back to be one of the guys who carries on the Cardinals’ tradition. I want these guys, these young guys who come into this clubhouse, to realize it’s not about the money, man, it’s about going there and fighting with your brothers. … The Cardinals — we deserve to be back in the playoffs, and I want to be one of the guys to help make that happen.”

Wong, in his sixth full season with the Cardinals, has been on an uptick offensively with a .