The St. Louis Cardinals reached an agreement with third baseman David Freese on Friday on a deal for the 2013 season. However, the deal represents the just beginning of potentially difficult decision making process over the next few years
Injuries were a big part of the Cardinals 2010 season. Losing Brad Penny, Kyle Lohse and David Freese eventually caught up with the Cardinals late in the season. While devastating to the current Redbirds, it was nothing like what the 1987 Cardinals faced. But every time one of those Cardinals went down, there was another one to take their place. These super-subs helped carry the Cardinals to the National League Pennant, and somehow to within 15 outs of a World Series Title. This is the story of the resilience of the 1987 Cardinals.