So what's up for the 2013 Cardinals? In this video, MLB.com Cardinals reporter Jenifer Langosch discusses the development of manager Mike Matheny throughout the 2012 season: Report on Mike Matheny
During the off season, St. Louis said goodbye to veterans Lance Berkman, Skip Shumaker, Kyle McClellan, Brandon Dickson and 16 game winner Kyle Lohse. Free agents Randy Choate (south paw) and Ty Wigginton (infielder) will help fill the void.
On the mound, the 2013 Cardinals will rely on a mixture of veterans and up and coming talent. Wainwright, Carpenter and Garcia will anchor the rotation with Lynn, Kelly, Miller and perhaps others vying for a starting role.
Questions remain in the middle infield. Will shortstop Furcal shake off a nagging injury? Who will start a second base? Right now, the job is Descalso's to lose.
Holliday, Jay and Beltran round out the outfield.
One constant: gold glove catcher Yadier Molina returns behind the plate.
Cardinal pitchers and catchers report Feb. 12, 2013.