The St. Louis Cardinals have remained an elite franchise in the years following slugger Albert Pujols’ departure to the Los Angeles Angels.
If Shelby Miller reaches his potential, he’ll be just another superstar to come up through the Cardinals’ ranks.
Michael Pineda will be sidelined for at least a year as he is expected to have shoulder surgery to repair a labral tear. Will this severe shoulder injury hurt his velocity or will he return to the pitcher he was in 2011?
One of the most recent St. Louis hurlers to make a name for himself is Jaime Garcia, who will be counted on to carry a big load in his third Major League season.
It feels incongruous and sad put a post-mortem a baseball season with so much life, to go from frantic and fantastic to flat-line in a few frigid hours.
On Sunday night, Derek Holland kept Albert Pujols in the ballpark — and the Texas Rangers in this World Series.