Redbird Rants has come up with some New Year’s Resolutions for the St. Louis Cardinals organization in 2014.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of outfielder Lou Brock joining the Cardinals via trade for pitcher Ernie Broglio, declare June 15th as a day to honor Brock and allow him to throw out the first pitch.
The Cardinals should go all-out in honoring the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World Series win. The best way to do this, outside of all the festivities seen during the 30th anniversary of the 1982 win, would be to win the 2014 World Series. The Beatles can’t have all the fun this year, right?
For Cardinals scouting director Dan Kantrovitz to have the best possible draft in June. Maybe even select a shortstop in the first round? But as long as power arms keep getting selected, we don’t mind.
Allow Stephen Piscotty to have as much time as possible with Memphis (AAA) to get him ready for MLB pitching.
Keeping pitching in mind, for Jaime Garcia to have a healthy season for the first time since 2011.
For Matt Carpenter to show that his breakout campaign of 2013 was not a fluke season.
For Yadier Molina to keep being Yadier Molina and win the 2013 National League MVP.