With the regular season now in full swing, there are always more dynamics at play than can be seen on the surface. The St. Louis Cardinals certainly have their fair share of hidden storylines.
Whether it's position battles or players avoiding injury, sometimes the underlying stories in baseball are more crucial than the box score.
This year will be no exception.
With major storylines already surrounding MLB regarding division realignment, designated hitters and even expanded replay in the future, it's easy to miss some of the interesting scenarios that can follow a team.
The Cardinals had a lot of questions in 2012. Would Shelby Miller make his debut? How would Mike Matheny do in his rookie season as manager? Will the Cardinals stay afloat after the loss of Albert Pujols?
Most of those questions had answers that Cardinals fans liked.
Will 2013 turn out the same way?
Here is a list of storylines to follow about the Cardinals throughout the season.