As the season inches closer and closer, the excitement begins to swell in St. Louis. For the last 15-plus years, the Cardinals have always had their fans brimming with excitement as spring training has begun with the thought they can compete for a division title.
This upcoming season is no different. Credit the DeWitt group for the excellent job of putting a quality product on the field since they purchased the team in 1995.
Current general manager John Mozeliak has done a great job with a Midwestern budget of finding players who fit the mold of what being a Cardinal is all about.
As the 2013 season nears, the Cardinals have a legitimate shot at winning the division. They have a group who has been deep in the postseason the past two seasons. Without a lot of turnover, this roster is poised to put it together again for a serious run at the division.
Here are five reasons the Cardinals can make a serious run at the Central Division crown.