Cardinals Predictions

Tomorrow is opening day for the St. Louis Cardinals! All is right with the world again. For my fellow Cardinals fans, here are my predictions for the upcoming season:

1) The Cardinals will finish with an 82-80 record.

2) Khalil Greene will win National League Comeback Player of the Year honors.

3) Skip Schumaker won't stick at second base.

4) Albert Pujols and Rick Ankiel will start on the National League All-Star team.

5) Chris Duncan will underperform, and Tony LaRussa will keep playing him.

6) Jason Motte will save 30+ games.

7) Chris Carpenter will win 16-18 games.

8) Joe Mather will fight his way back on the club, and hit 15-20 homers.

9) The Cardinals will trade for a veteran bat to hit 4th behind Pujols.

10) Tony La Russa will bat the pitcher clean-up. (Just kidding . . . Or am I?)