This week, Jason Heyward was formally introduced as a member of the Chicago Cubs. It was official coronation of what has been viewed as the ultimate ship jumping experience of the Cardinals/Cubs rivalry, and perhaps the most significant jersey swap between the two clubs since Lou Brock and Ernie Broglio changed addresses for each other.
While much of the success that a team has comes from its own preparation, what goes on around them also plays a huge factor. The Cardinals have been among the most successful clubs at concisely addressing their needs this winter, but how has the rest of the National League Central done?
The St. Louis Cardinals will be the National League Central Division champions as they enter the playoffs, but where they begin the postseason is still an important mystery.
Yesterday afternoon, the Cardinals released the details of their schedule for the 2014 season. Here are a few of the highlights and series of note for the upcoming season.
The St. Louis Cardinals have played as tough of a schedule as any team in Major League Baseball this season.