Originally written on Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land  |  Last updated 11/18/14
...and the present is pretty bright too. While other teams (such as the Cubs) spend years rebuilding, the Cardinals have found success retooling each year, making them seemingly perennial contenders. Part of that success comes from a farm system that keeps churning out major leaguers at a nice rate, while also supplementing that farm system with wise investments in free agents. Lose Albert Pujols to free agency.  No problem, we'll just add Carlos Beltran and not miss a beat. If the only thing that Cardinals fans have to complain about is the lack of production from their shortstop and center fielder, while the team ranks first in the NL in runs scored, then you've got a pretty good team. So, while we idle through the dog days of August, let's take a peek into the future and look at what the Cardinals 2014 lineup and starting rotation might look like. 2014 Lineup The big decision here is whether or not to resign Beltran. I've already discussed the argument against resigning Be...
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  • if we could get better bats out of Holiday,25 hits into double plays this year and counting.thats a bunch,folks,get into Freeze's head and find out whats going on in there to get him going,send Kozma back to minors,he's NOT ready,and send Mathney to some kind of cheerleading/morale building seminars.emotion inhibiters of some sort. thats my short list for an already good ball club.
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