The defending champions lost two key players in free agency in Albert Pujols and Edwin Jackson, but they still seem to have most positions covered going into 2012. The addition of Carlos Beltran and the return of Adam Wainwright assure that the Cardinals remain contenders with their current roster.
One big thing for the Cardinals will be deciding the second base job. That seems to be the only starting spot that is up for grabs. Otherwise, players will have to fight their way onto the bench.
Here are the three spring battles to keep an eye on at Cardinals camp.