In many ways, the St. Louis Cardinals have been the talk of baseball in 2013. They've weathered injuries and bullpen struggles and yet somehow, they won't stop winning.
But one question lingers on every St. Louis fan's mind: Can they keep it up?
The Cardinals are undoubtedly talented, perhaps the best we've seen in a long time, which is saying something. Continuing at the pace they've set could result in a historic season.
Stepping back, what can the Cardinals do to ensure that happens?
I recently had the opportunity to talk to ESPN baseball analyst and former major league third baseman Aaron Boone before the Cardinals' weekend series with the Texas Rangers.
Read on to find out what he thinks about about potential holes in the St. Louis roster, the future of Michael Wacha, and the competitive NL Central race.
Note: All quotes were obtained firsthand, unless otherwise indicated.