Oct 9, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals former player Lou Brock waves to the fans after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch prior to game five of the National League divisional series playoff baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals: 2014 New Year's Resolutions

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.

For Oscar Taveras to make his Major League debut before June, which means figuring out what to do with Jon Jay and Shane Robinson as Peter Bourjos will be playing more time in center field.

Allow Stephen Piscotty to have as much time as possible with Memphis (AAA) to get him ready for MLB pitching.

A Cy Young Award for Adam Wainwright.

For Wainwright, Shelby Miller, and Michael Wacha to have a season that will put them in the same ranks as some of the greatest pitching rotations of all time.

Keeping pitching in mind, for Jaime Garcia to have a healthy season for the first time since 2011.

For Jason Motte to have a complete recovery from Tommy John Surgery.

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.

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