With Chris Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals have chance to win in playoffs

When St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter surprisingly returned to the mound Friday to make his first meaningful pitches since Game 7 of last year’s World Series, the Cardinals chances to win playoff games jumped substantially – if they get there.

The Luhnow Legacy

On the very same night the Los Angeles Angels were finalizing a deal to sign Albert Pujols, the Houston Astros named Jeff Luhnow their new general manager.

A Champ’s Perspective To Air On MLB.COM

Tony La Russa to reflect on 2011 season from Peabody Opera House on January 13 at 7:00 p.m. (CST)

St. Louis Cardinals Might Not Be Favorite To Win 2012 NL Central

Optimism reigned the day following the St. Louis Cardinals’ 11th World Series championship, but three months later that optimism might turn to skepticism.