It just might be impossible for the St. Louis Cardinals to top their 2011 season, but there are plenty of players for Cardinal nation to be excited about in 2012.
With that, great things could surely come St. Louis' way.
The past 10 spring trainings in Jupiter, Fla., have been smothered by Albert Pujols expectations and hype. That is no more.
Everyone on the Cardinals' roster will need to step up if they want to have a successful 2012 campaign. But who will actually come through?
Who will have Cardinal nation cheering?
Here are the five St. Louis Cardinals to be most excited about this season.