Found December 30, 2011 on Fox Sports Midwest:
Despite manager Tony La Russa retiring and slugger Albert Pujols moving on to the Anaheim Angels, the St. Louis Cardinals will soon begin their request to repeat as World Champions. But following a historic and improbable season that landed the Cardinals with their 11th World Series title, the Cardinals face several key questions as they had into 2012. Here's a look at 12 pressing questions facing them as the calendar prepares to turn to a new year: 12. Will the Cardinals be able to stay healthy? As is the case with any team, the Cardinals' chances of repeating as World Champions next season rely heavily on their ability to stay healthy. And that could be a more difficult task than usual this season with the Cardinals expected to open the season with five players that are at least 34-years-old. Will age catch up to the Cardinals? They sure hope not. Starter Chris Carpenter turns 37 in April while Lance Berkman (36), Carlos Beltran (35) and Rafael Furcal (34) will be look...

With Pujols gone, who can win the NL Central?

With 1B Albert Pujols moving to the American League, a power shift unlike any in recent memory in baseball has taken place. The game’s biggest star and possibly most complete hitter of all time is now playing for the Los Angeles Angels, and suddenly the complexion of the NL Central looks very different. Now Cardinals LF Matt Holliday has no protection and the team has a completely...

Sources: Pujols altered deal to help land Wilson

Albert Pujols made some accommodations to help his new club land another prize catch this winter.

Tribe fans wanted Albert Pujols? If it only were that simple: Hey, Hoynsie!

The new year can't prevent some 2011 topics from filling up Paul Hoynes' mailbag.

Ushering in New Year, St. Louis style: Let’s talk Rams, Cardinals and Tony La Russa’s ARF gala

Sat, 31 Dec 2011 10:31:33 CST

The Cardinal Nation Blog 2011 top story #7: Mo’s man Matheny

The changing of the managerial guard for the St. Louis Cardinals had not occurred in the last decade and a half and of course, never on the watch of general manager John Mozeliak. That officially changed on October 31, following the club’s World Series celebration parade. Tony La Russa, the 16-year skipper of the Cardinals, stunned supporters of the team and the baseball world...

Cardinals' top offensive performances of 2011

The Cardinals' improbable run to the 2011 World Series Championship featured an unforgettable regular season filled with highlights, lowlights and everything in between. Before we move into 2012, here's a final look at the Cardinals' Top 11 offensive performances of the 2011 season: No. 11 - Skip Schumaker - June 19 vs. Kansas City: Schumaker entered as a pinch-hitter...

Angels Notes: Madson, Pujols, Morales, Trumbo

Going forward, Angels owner Arte Moreno has made it clear that he wants to leave baseball decisions up to the baseball department as opposed to manager Mike Scioscia.  Here's a look at what the Halos might do next.. The Angels are considering free agent closer Ryan Madson, tweets Jon Heyman of  However, in order to stay under the cap, the club would likely...

Sox-Yankee Detente

An uneasy truce prevails. The Red Sox are probably hoarding cash. Could the Yankees be doing the same?The Yankees didn't even look at Albert Pujols, and they just glanced at Carlos Beltran. There is that relatively new stadium to pay for, I suppose.If I were the Sox, I'd keep close watch on the Matt Garza talks. My gut is that the Yankees would have signed Garza earlier...

Top 10 Things Angels Fans Can Look Forward To In 2012

By David Saltzer, Senior WriterWith the new year getting underway, Angels fans have every reason to be excited for the coming season. A new era is about to begin for the team—one that will see the Angels returning to the World Series several times.With all respects to David Letterman, here's a Top-10 List of Things Angels fans can look forward to in 2012.10. Albert...

Fan Vote: The Top Story in the 2011 World of Sports Was ____________ ?

The last post of 2011. It was a good year here at Unathletic. It was an even better year in the world of sports. We’re going to give this one to the fans today. What was the top story in sports in 2011? Special thanks to all of our loyal fans for sticking with us. We here at Unathletic promise to keep getting better and to continue to provide you with the good, the bad, the funny...
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