Gordo notes that the following players must be ready if the St. Louis Cardinals are expected to repeat as the World Series champions. Gordo's 10 Most Pivotal Players, in order from most to least important, include: closer Jason Isringhausen, starting pitcher Anthony Reyes, outfielder Chris Duncan, newly acquired Cardinals pitcher Kip Wells, centerfielder Jim Edmonds, starting pitcher Mark Mulder, catcher Yadier Molina, newly acquired Cardinals pitcher Ryan Franklin, third baseman Scott Rolen, and reliever Josh Kinney.
I expect that Kip Wells will get back to his old form and put up some career numbers once he starts working with pitching coach Dave Duncan. The last thing we need to see is a Spivey'd deal. I say that because we waisted a million on Junior Spivey last season. Spivey stunk in spring training and did as poorly with Memphis (AAA).
I'm pretty sure that this is all in good humor. The best bet would be to place it in the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame...at least that's what I would have done in that scenario.
It's about another month and a half to the start of the 2007 Major League Baseball season. I don't know how the rest of you are getting ready but I've been watching DVDs from the greatest games at Busch Stadium.