While they are still battling it out for the pennant with the Los Angeles Dodgers, let's take a look at what lessons we can take away from the past six months.
This article breaks down five important things we learned about the Cardinals this year, with an eye at what will be most impactful in the future. Disregarding the postseason, which players put on performances that will affect the climate of the team in 2014 and beyond?
Read on to find out!
*All statistics are current on baseball-reference.com as of October 14, 2013*