Found November 08, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
With the best record in the National League (tied for the top mark in MLB) and two games away from their second World Series championship in the past three seasons (and third in 10 years), there's not much the Cardinals have to do to improve on for next season. St. Louis probably can't be seen as a prohibitive favorite for the NL pennant. Not with the Dodgers, Braves, Nationals and Pirates alongside them as competition. The Cards are strong contenders if they stand pat. They have the deepest pitching staff in MLB and an excellent lineup. But St. Louis won't maintain the status quo, not with one major concern to address and plenty of pieces for general manager John Mozeliak to offer up in trade.  Needs The postseason made the completely obvious even more so: The Cardinals badly need a shortstop. Pete Kozma has value as a backup and defensive replacement, but St. Louis needs someone at that position to pose a threat on offense. Both the free agent and trade markets h...
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