The St. Louis Cardinals won 97 games on their way to the World Series last season, and then addressed a couple of their most pressing roster needs over the winter.

So no, there’s not a whole lot to complain about when it comes to the Cardinals’ chances of having yet another winning season in 2014—that would make it 14 out of 15 in the new millennium, by the way. As things stand now, it’s not so much a question of what they need so much as it is a question of what they need to go right.

MLB Lead Writer Zachary D. Rymer is here to tackle that topic, which he thinks begins with St. Louis’ expensive new shortstop living up to expectations and proceeds with some key sophomore slumps and injuries remaining at bay.

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