Absent Pujols, La Russa and Duncan, the Cardinals kick off their title defense.
A first-timer, a last-timer and six others are worthy of enshrinement in Cooperstown.
Led by Goose Gossage and Jim Rice, Jayson Stark details the eight players he voted for on his Hall of Fame ballot this year.
With unlikely heroes all around, Yadier Molina emerged as the leader in lifting the Cardinals to the National League pennant.
Few, if any, free agents are finding takers in the early stages of this offseason. And there's a reason.