9. The St. Louis Cardinals will extend their October streak
The class of the National League has been the St. Louis Cardinals with their stellar play on the field, and management up in the box. The Chicago Cubs have dominated talks of World Series pipe-dreams, and much of the chatter over being the next great team entering baseball now, and going forward.
Again. With good reason. But as many times as people have tried writing off the Cardinals, I just can’t. They always find a way. Always.
Randal Grichuk and Stephen Piscotty are two young, talented outfielders who will feature prominent roles during the 2016 season. “Grichuk is an above-average defender and a very toolsy player,” said GM Cardinals John Mozeliak, according to ESPN.com’s Mark Saxon. Piscotty showed his pop in the postseason last year. In four NLDS games he was 6-16 with three home runs, six RBI.
Until the Cards are finally dethroned, it’s a safe bet to count on death, taxes and the St. Louis Cardinals playing October baseball.