If I could just write that the Cardinals are simply just going to be an NL Central contender than I would, because the Cardinals are always going to be a factor in the NL Central and the playoff race. The Cardinals lost Carlos Beltran to the Yankees in free agency, but still have Yadier Molina, Matt Holliday, and Matt Carpenter to hold down the fort. Add those guys to the pitching tandem of Wainwright, Miller, and Wacha and the Cardinals will remain a force to be reckoned with as usual in the MLB.
Potential Opening Day Lineup
Potential Opening Rotation