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Bird Watching: Peaking or Sinking? Cardinals Offense Still Stinking
The St. Louis Cardinals hope a season of healthy production can solve their offensive woes, but their 2016 spring stats suggest more struggles ahead.

Bird Watching: Which Cardinals Starting Pitcher Goes Down First?
The St. Louis starting rotation is supposed to be fully healthy and ready to go, but Cardinals fans have heard that before. Who goes down first?

Bird Watching: Cardinals' Roster Comes Up Short Against Pirates...
The St. Louis Cardinals' struggles against left-handed pitching could be exposed again when the Pittsburgh Pirates come to Busch this weekend.

Are the Cardinals Supposed To Be Scared?
Are the Cardinals supposed to be afraid of the hard-charging Pirates and Cubs? In St. Louis, all the winning leaves little room for fear.

Royals Acquisition Of Cueto Makes Them Cardinals Enemy No. 1
Johnny Cueto's history with the Cardinals should intensify an emotional inter-state rivalry between the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals.

Can Matt Carpenter Be a Zo-Rilla In St. Louis?
Matt Carpenter earned an All-Star selection at second and third. Could his maximum value be as a super-utility, Zobrist-type player in St. Louis?

The Powerful Impact Of Yadier Molina's Weight Loss
Yadier Molina's weight loss may improve his value as the best defensive catcher in baseball, but will it result in a power loss St. Louis can't afford?

3 Questions Facing the St. Louis Cardinals Right Now
The St. Louis Cardinals need a starting pitcher to replace Adam Wainwright, but will their offensive needs outweigh their pitching problems?

5 Trade Packages the Cardinals and Mozeliak Could Explore
St. Louis already needed starting pitching, but the injury to Matt Adams expands their shopping list. Expect Mozeliak to explore these 5 trade deals.

Brandon Moss Says He "Definitely" Belongs With the Cardinals
Brandon Moss is going to get the at-bats at first base early in 2016 for the St. Louis Cardinals, but can they expect more than he gave them in 2015?

Matt Holliday Helps Cardinals Answer 5 Critical Questions
The St. Louis Cardinals entered spring training with multiple questions for 2016. As they break camp, most of the answers involve Matt Holliday.

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5 Reasons to Feel Optimistic About the Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals may look like a third place team three games into the season, but there's plenty of reason for optimism in Cardinal Nation.

Right Now, the Cardinals Look Like a Third Place Team
Three games in, the St. Louis Cardinals look more like a third place team than a playoff contender.

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By the Numbers: Top 3 St. Louis Cardinals Managers
With the Manager of the Year awards coming out this week, it's a good time to look at the top three managers in St. Louis Cardinals history.

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3 Cardinals Vulnerable To Trade This Offseason
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3 Cardinals Vulnerable To Trade This Offseason
Roster congestion and an underperforming lineup have Mozeliak looking for ways to improve the St. Louis Cardinals. Who is vulnerable this offseason?

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3 Concerns About the St. Louis Cardinals Starting Rotation
MLB's best starting rotation in 2015 ended the season with a few questions to answer, and that means concerns for the St. Louis Cardinals rotation.

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3 Gifts Under the St. Louis Cardinals' Christmas Tree
The Christmas season has Mozeliak and the Cardinals eager to open these three gifts wrapped and stored safely under their tree in St. Louis.

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3 Core Cardinals Key To Future Success In St. Louis
There's a changing of the guard taking place in St. Louis. Who will GM John Mozeliak include in his new group of core Cardinals players?

Getting the Job Done Anyway
Despite all the struggles, the 2015 St. Louis Cardinals could finish with 100+ wins and the game's best record.

Most Successful Regular Season Team In 5 Years
The 2015 St. Louis Cardinals are the most successful St. Louis team in years, but they still fall short in three basic areas.

Can the Cardinals Carry Both Moss and Reynolds On the Same Roster...?
Brandon Moss' recent success gives the Cardinals a left-handed bench bat they may not have room for on the roster. Can they carry Moss and Reynolds?

What About Peter Bourjos?
Peter Bourjos' time with the Cardinals may be nearing it's end, and it the end may begin in October.

Only 1 Pitcher With 190+ Innings Pitched
Despite an outstanding 2015 campaign, the current Cardinals starters are the first of the five consecutive postseason teams to carry only one 190+ inning pitcher.

Only 1 Hitter With 20+ Hitters
The power shortage has caught up to the Cardinals in 2015. The previous four teams each carried at least two 20+ home run hitters.

No .300 Hitter
Every playoff team in the previous four years has had a .300 hitter on the roster. The 2015 Cardinals squad does not.

Pete Kozma or Greg Garcia?
With limited tools and little production, Pete Kozma's time on the active roster may end when October starts. Garcia, instead, may be the choice.

Assuming Full Health...
Assuming most or all of the St. Louis hitters return healthy and productive, the sudden influx of players creates a few tough calls for the Cardinals.

Bernard Gilkey Pops Up At #3
Bernard Gilkey's balanced skill set earns him the third spot in our top five Cardinals left fielders since 1969 list.

St. Louis Seeking Left Fielder To Replace Holliday
With Matt Holliday on the disabled list, it's a good time to ask who makes the top five Cardinals left fielders since 1969 list?

Matt Holliday Slugs His Way To #1
Matt Holliday's power numbers push him to the top of the best St. Louis Cardinals left fielders since 1969.

Lou Brock Runs Into #2
Lou Brock was an offensive force and good enough for number two on the top five list of Cardinals left fielders since 1969.

Vince Coleman Swipes the #4 Spot
Vince Coleman's base-stealing ability grabs the number four spot on our top five Cardinals left fielders since 1969 list.

Lonnie Smith Rounds Out the List At #5
Lonnie Smith makes the top five Cardinals left fielders since 1969 list.

Cardinals Could Rebuild Top Of Batting Order This Spring
Matt Carpenter's success and Matt Holliday's decline have the St. Louis Cardinals considering remaking the top of the order. But who hits leadoff?

Cardinals Mailbag: Leadoff, the Offense, and Saying Goodbye To Jon Jay
The St. Louis Cardinals need to improve their offense, and that may start with a change at leadoff, so why won't Mozeliak trade for a leadoff hitter?

Cardinals and Jaime Garcia Headed For Awkward Ending
Jaime Garcia and Carlos Martinez may match each other pitch-for-pitch this spring, a scenario sure to become awkward for GM John Mozeliak.

Moving Diaz Up in the Order Makes Cardinals Lineup Deeper
The St. Louis Cardinals could deepen their lineup by moving Aledmys Diaz to the two spot in the order.

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Cardinals Nearing Answers to Key Lineup Questions
The Cardinals broke camp with expectations of settling unanswered questions in April. Now, they look to end extended spring training in St. Louis.

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Cardinals Mailbag: Playing Matt Adams and Shaky Starting Pitching
The starting pitchers for the Cardinals are struggling to find consistency. At the same time, St. Louis ponders the future of Matt Adams.

Joe Maddon Needs to Grow Up
Joe Maddon played people's hero to the fans and players of the Cubs while at Busch Stadium, but is he promoting respect or selfish opportunism?

Matheny's Cardinals Still Searching For Identity
Mike Matheny was hired to lead the St. Louis Cardinals after the 2011 Championship season, and the club has been searching for an identity ever since.

Is This St. Louis Cardinals' Offense For Real?
The St. Louis Cardinals' offense has pummeled pitching staffs of late, but can they continue their run-scoring ways when the Cubs come to town?

Can Diaz and Hazelbaker Lay Claim To Everyday Positions In St. Louis?
Jeremy Hazelbaker and Aledmys Diaz are doing a superb job filling in for the injured Cardinals in St. Louis, but can they become everyday starters?

Delay of Correa's Sentencing May Protect Cardinals' 2016 Draft
The St. Louis Cardinals may lose draft picks for their part in the hack of the Houston Astros database, but it may not be this year.

3 Questions For Baseball and Cardinals After Correa Indictment
The indictment of former Cardinals Director of Scouting leaves many unanswered questions for St. Louis and Major League Baseball.

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Cardinals Mailbag: Ruben Tejada and the Clown Show in Chicago
The St. Louis Cardinals found a new shortstop this week and continue to build their roster -- while the Chicago Cubs put on a clown show in spring training.

St. Louis Cardinals All-Time Greats
Remembering and discussing the best the St. Louis Cardinals franchise has to offer.

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Checking On 5 Former Cardinals From the 2011 World Series Team
Skip Schumaker's retirement and David Freese's new deal with the Pirates reminds us of these five St. Louis Cardinals from the 2011 World Series team.

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Cardinals Positioning Roster To Squeeze More From First Base In 2016
The St.Louis Cardinals found themselves woefully thin at first base in 2015. This spring, they look ready to squeeze more from the position.

Are the Cardinals Better with Aledmys Diaz At Shortstop?
The St. Louis Cardinals are looking for a shortstop after Jhonny Peralta's injury. Prospect Aledmys Diaz may prove the better choice over Jedd Gyorko.

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By the Numbers: Top 5 Cardinals Catchers Since 1969
The Cardinals' catching class since 1969 in St. Louis is small and full of complications. Is Yadier Molina really worthy of the top spot?

Cardinals Mailbag: Concern at Catcher and All That Cubbie Hype...
Yadier Molina may start the season on the disabled list, but even healthy, where does he hit? And will the Cubs really push the St. Louis Cardinals?

Back To Cleanup For Matt Holliday and Other St. Louis Lineup Notes
Finally moving Matt Carpenter to third in the St. Louis batting order means slotting the Cardinals' second best hitter at the cleanup position.

Kolten Wong Must Hit Leadoff For the Cardinals In 2016
The St. Louis Cardinals need to move Matt Carpenter to the third spot in the order. That means finally committing to Kolten Wong at leadoff.

Cardinals Will Rely On These 3 Hitters To Revitalize Their Offense
The St. Louis Cardinals used pitching to win 100 games in 2015. They can't rely on the same in 2016. The lineup will lean on 3 key hitters to improve.

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From 'Carp and Waino' To 'Waino and Wacha'...
Despite sharing a roster, Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright rarely shared a rotation. The Cardinals hope Waino and Michael Wacha can do better.

Getting Excited About Jedd Gyorko's Role In St. Louis
The St. Louis Cardinals' power output suffered as much from fatigue as it did from injury in 2015. Utility-man Jedd Gyorko should give them a boost.

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Cardinals Start Spring Training With More Questions Than Answers
The St. Louis Cardinals answered a few questions over the offseason, but many more remain as they start spring training in 2016.

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Bird Watching: Cardinals' 2016 Offense Resembles 2015 Version
The St. Louis Cardinals hoped to re-sign Jason Heyward and add a bat this winter, but weeks from spring training, the lineup remains largely the same.

Cardinals' Shifting Infield May Prove a Solution To Southpaw Struggles
The anticipated ascendance of Aledmys Diaz could reinforce Jhonny Peralta and help the St. Louis Cardinals solve their struggles against lefties.

Piscotty At Leadoff Means Different Name, Same Problem For Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals search for a new leadoff hitter may lead them to Stephen Piscotty, but putting the rookie at the top spot may be problematic.

Rejuvenated Adam Wainwright Ready To Make New Moments With Cardinals
Adam Wainwright was once the most heavily worked pitcher in baseball. Now, a year of rest has him positioned to lead the 2016 St. Louis Cardinals.

3 Reasons Why an Alex Gordon Signing Makes Sense For the Cardinals
Alex Gordon is one of the big free agent bats left on the market. Is his contract situation a fit for the St. Louis Cardinals?

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Bird Watching: Waino Should Be Bueno After a Season of Rest
The Cadinals' ace missed most of last season, but the rest Adam Wainwright received should benefit the St. Louis rotation in 2016.

Have the St. Louis Cardinals Done Enough To Improve In 2016?
The St. Louis Cardinals added pop to their bench and innings to the rotation, but have they done enough to improve on MLB's best record a year ago?

3 St. Louis Cardinals That Must Show More In 2016
The St. Louis Cardinals offense was weak and inconsistent in 2015. More from three key hitters could lead to improvement in 2016.

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5 Former St. Louis Cardinals Fans Loved To Hate
Busch Stadium in St. Louis is home to baseball's best fans, but that doesn't mean Cardinals fans don't occasionally despise a player or two.

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St. Louis Cardinals Hurting For a Hitter
The Cardinals added Jedd Gyorko to improve their roster, but with offseason surgeries for Randal Grichuk and Yadier Molina, St. Louis needs a bat.

Cardinals Should Know Mike Leake Is Not Enough
John Mozeliak stabilized the St. Louis rotation by signing the WHIP-dazzling Mike Leake, but the Cardinals offense still needs a hitter.

St. Louis Cardinals Clarifying An Improved Roster For 2016
The St. Louis Cardinals are improving as much by subtractions as they are additions. John Mozeliak has brought much-needed clarity to the 2016 roster.

Bird Watching: Winter Talks Are Heating Up In St. Louis
John Mozeliak is geared up for the Winter Meetings, and this could be an interesting shopping season as he looks to reinforce the St. Louis Cardinals.

Mike Matheny Set To Join Great Cardinals Managers
Mike Matheny takes a lot of criticism for his in-game strategy and early October exits, but his first few years as manager shows he's a proven winner.

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St. Louis Betting On These 3 Cardinals Improving In 2016
The St. Louis Cardinals may be shopping for external solutions, but they're betting on internal improvements to help their offense in 2016.

Ben Zobrist Is a Perfect Fit With the Cardinals In St. Louis
Ben Zobrist is drawing interest from most MLB teams, but the St. Louis Cardinals are clearly the best fit for both sides.

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3 Most Memorable Playoff Moments For Modern Cardinals Fans
The St. Louis Cardinals have given their fans a lot to celebrate recently, but a few post-season moments stand out for modern fans.

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Bird Watching: John Mozeliak Has a Few Decisions To Make This Winter
A long list of tough decisions awaits John Mozeliak and the St. Louis Cardinals this offseason.

Can Jhonny Peralta Play Shortstop For the Cardinals In 2016?
Jhonny Peralta went from being one of the best shortstops in the NL to one of the worst in just a year. Can he still play short for the Cardinals?

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2 Sure-Fire Ways the Cardinals Can Improve Their Offense For 2016
The St. Louis Cardinals offense struggled despite posting the game's best record, but how can they fix it for 2016?

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Cardinals' Poor Showing In NLDS Exposes Need For Changes
The NLDS between the Cardinals and Chicago Cubs exposed badly needed changes general manager John Mozeliak must address in St. Louis before 2016.

Matheny Has No Excuse For Not Starting Grichuk or Pham In the NLDS
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny must resist the urge to start Brandon Moss over Randal Grichuk or Tommy Pham for the rest of the NLDS.

Bird Watching: Matheny's Cardinals Could Win Team Comeback Award
The St. Louis Cardinals continue to get up off the canvas and come back from adversity after adversity. Credit Mike Matheny for that.

Old Baseball Adage Proves True For Cardinals
The St. Louis manager Mike Matheny stuck with an old baseball adage through adversity and uncertainty. It's working out for the Cardinals in the end.

Tony Cruz Is Channeling His Inner-Molina For Cardinals
No team has overcome adversity in 2015 like the St. Louis Cardinals. Tony Cruz is hoping he has enough to overcome the loss of Yadier Molina, too.

For Cardinals, It's Win the Series and Win the Central in Pittsburgh
The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates season-long showdown comes to a head this week. For the Redbirds, it's win the series, win the central.

Forget the Bench, Pham and Piscotty Should Start In Postseason
With Matt Adams, Randal Grichuk, and Jon Jay out, Tommy Pham and Stephen Piscotty have rescued the St. Louis Cardinals. They should play in October.

If Healthy, Cardinals Could Use Adam Wainwright In Postseason Pen
The St. Louis Cardinals relief corp desperately needs October bullpen help, especially in the later innings. Could Adam Wainwright be the answer?

Are the St. Louis Cardinals Collapsing?
The St. Louis Cardinals are trying to avoid the same fate as the infamous 2011 Atlanta Braves. Can they stop their collapse before it's too late?

Bird Watching: Are Bullpen Changes Coming For the Cardinals?
Randy Choate's recent struggles may give Mozeliak and Matheny reason to doubt his inclusion on the St. Louis Cardinals' playoff roster.

Cardinals Hitters Getting Back In the Swing Of Things
The Cardinals offense has followed a disturbing trend all season long, but a recent surge by the St. Louis hitters has them poised to reverse it.

Stephen Piscotty Is Exactly What Mozeliak Ordered
The St. Louis Cardinals acquired Brandon Moss to fix a flagging offense, but was he just depth until the real move, Stephen Piscotty, could arrive?

No One Wants To Play the Cardinals In September
The St. Louis Cardinals, already baseball's most successful team in 2015, will soon get much better for September's stretch run and into October.

Next 19 Games In 20 Days Will Determine Cardinals' Season
After battling all season long, the St. Louis Cardinals enter a stretch of 19 games in 20 days that may define their season.

Like St. Louis Pitchers, Cardinals Hitters Need To Step Up
The St. Louis pitching staff is on a historic run, but the Cardinals hitters continue to underperform. Who are the worst offenders in an offensive lineup?

Don't Forget About These 3 St. Louis Cardinals In Camp
Big names like Jason Heyward have dominated talk in spring training so far, but these St. Louis Cardinals will get their chance to crack the roster.

Grichuk and Pham Going Head-to-Head In Cardinals Camp
Randal Grichuk was the starting rightfielder in the postseason, but Tommy Pham is trying to grab the spotlight in camp with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Bird Watching: Cardinals Rediscover Flair For Dramatic
The Cardinals have fallen flat for recently, but a trade acquisition, offensive funk, and offensive outburst have restored their flair for drama.

Brandon Moss Acquisition Is a Mystery
The acquisition of Brandon Moss by St. Louis Cardinals' GM John Mozeliak is a mystery, especially considering the slugger's 2015 reverse split.

Cardinals Trade Options Growing Slimmer By the Day
Trade targets that meet the St. Louis Cardinals' needs are starting to disappear, but options -- and need -- still remain.

Randal Grichuk Has a Stranglehold On Center Field
Randal Grichuk started 2015 as the fifth outfielder in a crowded Cardinals lineup, but injuries and opportunity allowed him to grab a starting job.

3 Reasons Why Mozeliak Was Right To Delay Piscotty’s Move To First Base
St. Louis Cardinals GM John Mozeliak is taking heat for waiting to move Stephen Piscotty to first base, but it was entirely the right move.

Piscotty Looks Fine At First Base
Stephen Piscotty seems to be picking up his new position quickly for the Redbirds. That could mean a chance to play first base for the Cardinals soon.

Cardinals Need Stephen Piscotty At 1B
The St. Louis Cardinals have admirably patched the holes in the outfield, but first base remains a void after the loss of Matt Adams.

Bird Watching: 2015 Cardinals Are Something Special...
The 2015 Cardinals find a way to win nearly every night. Maybe something special really is brewing in St. Louis.

Stephen Piscotty Powering Memphis Redbirds
Stephen Piscotty, the St. Louis Cardinals' number one offensive prospect, is finally hitting like the future core player the organization expects.

Replacement Players Stepping Up In Wake Of Cardinals Injuries
The St. Louis Cardinals have managed to plug the injury leak to their roster by relying on call-ups and unknown players. They call it,

How Are the Cardinals Winning So Many Games?
The St. Louis Cardinals have baseball's best record despite losing several key players to injuries. How are they winning so many games?

Garcia and Scruggs Transforming Cardinals Bench
The addition of Greg Garcia and Xavier Scruggs was just what the St. Louis Cardinals needed to rescue their bench and fill the holes in their offense.

Here's What You Should Know About the Cardinals "Hack"...
The St. Louis Cardinals face many challenges as they navigate the hack-gate FBI investigation. Here's a few things you should know as you do as well.

Redbirds Give Cardinals Offensive Options
The injuries to Matt Adams and Matt Holliday are making runs hard to come by for the St. Louis Cardinals, but five Memphis Redbirds are ready to help.

Bird Watching: Kolten Wong Flourishing In Leadoff Spot
Kolten Wong's success at leadoff for the St. Louis Cardinals means Matt Carpenter can remain at number two ahead of Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta.

Would the Angels Trade Albert Pujols Back To the Cardinals?
Josh Hamilton is reuniting with his first love in Texas Monday. Would the Angels and Cardinals consider cutting a deal to bring Albert Pujols home?

Scuffling Matt Adams and Cardinals May Benefit From Time Off
The St. Louis Cardinals rely on a healthy, effective Matt Adams to anchor the heart of the order. Time off now may give them both in the second half.

By the Numbers: Top 5 Cardinals First Basemen Since 1969
The St. Louis Cardinals boast a long list of tremendous players in their long, storied history, but who are the best Redbird first basemen since 1969?

Will Mozeliak Move Matt Adams?
Matt Adams is struggling to fill the shoes of the great Cardinals first basemen of the past, and history suggests that may force Mozeliak to deal.

Can Troy Tulowitzki Solve Cardinals' Matt Adams Problem?
Cardinals' GM John Mozeliak hopes Matt Adams can be the first baseman of the future in St. Louis, but recent performance may have him re-evaluating.

Bird Watching: Will Cardinals Regret Miller-for-Heyward Trade...?
Jason Heyward's slow start for the Cardinals and Shelby Miller's hot start in Atlanta may lead to buyer's remorse in St. Louis by the end of the year.

Matt-Stacking Is the Right Move By Matheny
Mike Matheny made a potentially pivotal lineup change when he dropped Matt Carpenter to the two hole. Now, the three Matt's could carry the offense.

By the Numbers: Top 5 Cardinals Starting Pitchers Since 1969
The modern history of the St. Louis Cardinals is full of outstanding players. Here's a look at the organization's top five pitchers since 1969.

Cardinals Rotation Will Feel Burden Of Wainwright Loss
The St. Louis Cardinals lost more than an ace when they lost Adam Wainwright -- they lost a leader and a stopgap the rotation will struggle to fill.

What's Wrong With John Lackey?
St. Louis Cardinals starter John Lackey is off to a poor start leading fans to question his focus, but is it lack of concentration or something else?

5 Cardinals Off To Stellar Starts
The St. Louis Cardinals are off to a hot start, but their success can be traced to the early success of 5 key players on the roster.

Unpacking the Cardinals' Performance On Opening Night
St. Louis earned the first victory of the MLB season on Opening Night, but what should excite and concern Cardinals fans based on one game?

Bird Watching: Power Outage In Cardinals Camp
The St. Louis Cardinals have had a successful spring training, but they leave Jupiter with a few problems left to solve.

5 Spring Training Questions Answered For Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals break camp with answers to most of their spring training questions, but not all of them worked out as expected, or hoped.

Breaking Garcia
Jaime Garcia appeared headed for a rotation spot, but the Cardinals needed to break him first. It cost him a roster spot but restored St. Louis' plan.

Cardinals Lineup Hinges On Cleanup Spot
While one-through-three is set, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has many productive options at cleanup, especially against left-handed pitching.

5 Encouraging Signs From Cardinals Camp
With an Adam Wainwright and Lance Lynn scare, things haven't been all unicorns and pixies for St. Louis, but there's plenty to like in Cardinals camp.

Martinez Loses Lead, Opens Opportunity for Gonzales, Garcia
Carlos Martinez has been publicly named the favorite for the fifth starter spot, but his showing on Monday has given Garcia and Gonzales a shot.

5 Inconvenient Truths In Cardinals Camp
The St. Louis Cardinals hoped more than a few concerns would be alleviated in spring training, but not all of them are headed for an easy resolution.

Bird Watching: What If Waino Can't Go On Opening Night?
Adam Wainwright's injury is less severe than feared, but his availability for the first game of the season is still at risk.

5 Questions Facing the St. Louis Cardinals In Spring Training
The St. Louis Cardinals' may be the favorites in the National League Central, but they still have key questions to answer in spring training.

Trading Carlos Martinez Would Be Difficult
Every rumored trade deal seems to start with Carlos Martinez, but recent tragedy and gut-wrenching transactions make trading him now difficult to do.

Can Kolten Wong Become the St. Louis Cardinals' Leadoff Hitter?
Kolten Wong has the tools to replace Matt Carpenter as the St. Louis Cardinals leadoff hitter, but he'll have to show an ability to improve over 2014.

Will the St. Louis Cardinals Be Better In 2015?
The St. Louis Cardinals acquired Jason Heyward and rebuilt their bullpen and bench, but 2015 will rely on the innings thrown by the starting rotation.

Could St. Louis Cardinals Seek Reunion With Chris Perez?
The Cardinals need to reinforce the right side of their pen could lead to a reunion with former Redbird reliever Chris Perez.

5 St. Louis Cardinals Modern Fans Must Know
Narrowing the list of great St. Louis Cardinals down to five seems an impossible task, but there are a handful of players that modern fan must know.

Should Cardinals Target Cole Hamels or James Shields?
Cole Hamels and James Shields both have their pros and cons, but when it comes down to it, only one is a fit for St. Louis.

Who Hits Leadoff For Matheny's Cardinals?
Matt Carpenter is one of the best leadoff hitters in the game, but the Cardinals would love to see his doubles bat in an RBI spot.

Cardinals Bail On Miller-Time, Turn To J-Hey Kid
Shelby Miller's history with the Cardinals was infamous, but bringing Heyward to St. Louis was about filling the void left by the death of Taveras.

The Hall of Fame Case For Jim Edmonds
Jim Edmonds was the most valuable centerfielder in the game for more than a decade. His storied career deserves a Hall of Fame induction in 2016.

Cardinals Starting Rotation Strong But Full Of Questions
The Cardinals face many questions about their starting rotation, but if John Mozeliak's five hurlers can stay healthy, their staff looks strong.