As another offseason of eye-poppingly large free-agent contracts begins to wind down, the St. Louis Cardinals find themselves in an unfortunate, yet familiar situation as one of their biggest stars heads into the final year of his contract.
Now that St. Louis Cardinals fans have opened their 2011 World Series championship Christmas gifts and the calendar has turned to 2012, it’s time to start anticipating the beginning of a new season.
I said a couple of weeks ago that I thought the most important upcoming series on the Cardinals schedule was the 4-game set at Busch against the Giants.
The Brewers were excited. The largest off-season acquisition for the team, Zack Greinke, was set to take the mound for the first time in 2011.
Does any of this sound familiar ?
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The Cardinals find themselves in an interesting situation as they look ahead to spring training and the 2011 season. Exactly what are the Red Birds playing for?
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