The St. Louis Cardinals made the postseason seven times in the last decade and won a World Series in 2006.
Now, this pick on missing the playoffs is the closest and most debatable call of all five, but I firmly believe the Reds will hold on to win the NL Central. I also think the NL East loser will win the Wild Card, so that's how I see the Cardinals missing out on October.
It's not as if they don't have a chance being they're only two games behind the Philies and 3.5 behind the Reds, but both teams they trail are slightly better.
You can make a case that St. Louis has the fearsome foursome in Pujols, Holliday, Carpenter, and Wainwright, but do they really have enough hitting to keep up with the slugging Reds?
They just won two big games consecutively against the Giants to tie them in the Wild Card race, and they already proved they can play with the Reds by sweeping them in Cincinnati, but a team with Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, Scott Rolen and a young pitching staff is more appealing than the Cardinals with a weak infield other than Pujols.
It's surprising though, because they were my spring training pick to win the Central, just not anymore.