The 2015 season was the St. Louis Cardinals’ 124th season in the National League and 134th in Major League Baseball. The team has had great success winning 11 world titles in the franchises history. In recent years the Cardinals have played extremely well. The team has won three consecutive NL Central titles and had been to the National League Championship Series for five straight seasons.
In April the team started out the season by winning 22 out of their first 29 games. That was the team’s best start since 1887. They were also the first Major League team to win 50 games on the season. Matt Holliday started out the season by reaching base in 45 straight games, a new National League record. Things were going well for the team.
The team won its 100th game of the season on September 30, 2015 and clinched the division title in the process. The team suffered some key injuries in the end of the year, none larger than the loss of Yadier Molina to a thumb injury. He was able to play in the playoffs against the Chicago Cubs, but was clearly hurting. The Cardinals dropped their series to the Cubs but are clearly one of the best teams in the National League. They have some unanswered questions and could use some help on the free-agent market.
Let’s explore whom the Cardinals should attempt to sign.