The St. Louis Cardinals began the offseason with a number of minor additions on their Christmas list. Among those were an additional left-handed reliever, a bench bat and a possible middle-infield backup.
They filled two of those three needs with Ty Wiggington and Randy Choate, but the other need is somewhat less pressing.
With the 2012 season fading away in the rearview mirror, it's time to begin looking at 2013.
There's more to looking forward than simply looking at possible trades and acquisitions. There are also various internal questions that need to be answered as the Cardinals continue to move forward with hopes of playing deep into October once more.