The St Louis Cardinals were mocked for most of the 2000’s for having a lackluster minor league system. As of today it is one of if not the best systems in baseball.
Suck it, Cubs fans.
Unlike the rivals to the north, the St Louis Cardinals have pitching depth that could lead the team to success far beyond 2013. There was supposed to be drop in play this season with age and a regression to the mean forecasted. Heading into June, St. Louis has the best record in baseball without three starting pitchers and one of the best closers from 2012.