Picking the best player in a particular league is never an easy task, but picking who is the most meaningful Cardinal is arguably and even tougher one. Between Yadier Molina, Matt Carpenter and Allen Craig, the team has three very viable MVP candidates.
To say the first half of the season for the Cardinals was good would be a gross understatement. The parts create the sum, and here is the rank of the how each portion of the club played into the first half, 1-38
Your player can be worthless in every form of evaluation imaginable, and you will still vote for him over the player from the rival team who is on pace to shatter every single-season record set.
The philosophy for the Cardinals while drafting under Jeff Luhnow was always “best player available”. Don’t worry necessarily about specific needs or who is already filling what position on the big league club, but rather create a good problem by having too many players for a certain position.
In just four years, St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak has done just about everything an organization could ask out of that position, and he has done it in steady, yet stunning fashion.
Each year, not matter how dreadful it is, a player and pitcher of the year is named by the Kansas City Royals.
In today’s world, most major league teams don’t have the depth to withstand a constant rash of injuries, and the Cardinals are finding out they are no exception.
Every year as Spring Training approaches, fan bases evaluate their team’s 40-man roster and generally look for that one spot that might be the weak link in the chain.
In reality, Beltran is a Cardinal, but what if the Royals had held on to him?
To settle my excitement about the 2012 MLB Season down a bit, I decided to lay out a few predictions about what might happen next year.