With the St. Louis Cardinals essentially out of the race, attention turns to next season and what needs to change (and what worked). What happens to Pujols? Is Theriot worth another shot or should the team look elsewhere? Good questions.
Cardinals On the Market for a Shortstop? Furcal Baffled by Career-Worst Batting Average
The Cardinals don't have a shortstop locked in for next season. They control Ryan Theriot for another year but could decide not to tender him a contract after his mid-season slide at the plate and a rough season defensively.
Jackson pitching like Cardinals hoped he would
Six starts into his Cardinals career, Edwin Jackson has done pretty much what they hoped he would do.
The St. Louis Cardinals' identity problem - Viva El Birdos
"I'm not saying the Cardinals have to make changes in the offseason because it's not as fun to watch as some underdoggy Joe Maddon club, only that that combination of minimum-requirements competence and strangled, airless atmosphere is toxic to a fanbase and, presumably, a team. These guys need to get better, whether they get more fun or not."