St. Louis Cardinals: Five bold predictions for the 2019 season

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 22: Tyler O'Neill #41 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with his teammates after hitting a walk-off home run against the San Francisco Giants in the tenth inning at Busch Stadium on September 22, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 22: Tyler O'Neill #41 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with his teammates after hitting a walk-off home run against the San Francisco Giants in the tenth inning at Busch Stadium on September 22, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /
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MILWAUKEE, WI – JUNE 21: Pitching coach Mike Maddux meets with Carlos Martinez #18 in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 21, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

The 2019 season is upon us for the St. Louis Cardinals. What bold predictions can be made for how this season is going to go?

Spring Training is upon us and your St. Louis Cardinals. While many argue that they have not done enough to improve the club from 2018, the truth is that nobody really knows how the team will perform in 2019.

2018 was a very up and down year that saw Dexter Fowler and Brett Cecil take huge steps back while Harrison Bader and Jack Flaherty emerged as the next wave of young stars for the hometown team. Matt Carpenter went from the worst hitter in the league to an MVP candidate and back. I don’t know about you, but I am ready to leave the 2018 season and offseason in the mirror.

The best thing for everyone’s mental health is for a new season to start. Now that spring has started we can all freak out over a video of Marcell Ozuna throwing, Paul Goldschmidt hitting batting practice bombs, and Rob Manfred sweeping an existential issue under the rug.

With all these fun things in mind, and the warm spring air all around, I am going to make five bold predictions about what is going to happen to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2019. They will not all be good, they definitely won’t be right, and will probably be about as inventive as any one of our readers could come up with. Without further delay, lets dig in to the list.

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