ST. LOUIS Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday doesn't plan on forfeiting the upcoming season just because three-time MVP Albert Pujols decided to leave for the Los Angeles Angels in the offseason.
As the Cardinals look to defend their World Series Championship, Holliday knows he and the rest of the team will just have to do a little bit more to make up for the nine-time All-Star's loss.
"I think we all really have to step our games up and fill that void," Holliday said. "There's no one person we're asking to do that. Collectively I think we can do that and I still think we have a great team and a great chance to go where we want to go, which is back to the playoffs and back to the World Series.
"I'm disappointed he's not coming back but we have to move on and we have lots of very good players and lots of good guys and I think we can do it."
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