With spring training nearing its end, rosters are beginning to take shape around MLB.
With question marks surrounding the fifth starter, second base and shortstop, there were plenty of spots to be won on the team, but only a handful of roster holes left to fill. Most of them have now been worked out and seem to be in pretty good shape to start the season.
A number of other “issues” could make things interesting for the Cardinals early in the season. Carlos Beltran’s nagging toe injury from February has yet to go away and David Freese continues to deal with back stiffness.
Does the Cardinals' roster have what it takes to weather a storm like that?
Following is a complete 25-man roster prediction for the Cardinals in 2013.