Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 7/15/13
Team: St. Louis Cardinals Record: 56-36 ( 1st Place) Biggest Surprise of First Half: It’s difficult to find anything surprising anymore with the Cardinals. After their 2011 World Series win and making it to the NL Championship last year, winning has become the expectation anymore. The offense has been hotter this year than it was last year. With Adam Wainwright leading the pitching staff and Edward Mujica dominating with 26 saves they have led the team to what looks like another successful season. Biggest Disappointment of First Half: Ty Wigginton. Wigginton was signed by the Cadinals in December 2012 in order to provide the Cardinals with some experience and leadership. Unfortunately for Wigginton, the only thing he was able to bring this year was leadership. The Cardinals however needed more tangible aspects from Wigginton. At the time of his release Wigginton was hitting .158. The Cardinals released Wigginton at the beginning of July. Team MVP: Adam Wainwright – Wainwright has be...
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