Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals. Starting Gateway's eighth season, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Bird Seeds, @tarawellman) get into some of the issues coming out of Jupiter. The pitching staff has been shaky at best, with new acquisition Miles Mikalos "leading" the way. Is it time to be concerned about the free agent? What about the rest of the staff? Is the change to Mike Maddux at least in part a reason for the early struggles? And what about Adam Wainwright? What level of concern is there about him?
Then there's Matt Carpenter, who hasn't played an out yet this spring. Is this a concern? What happens if Carpenter thinks he's fine but isn't? What does the lineup look like if Carpenter can't go? Plenty of questions for this early in the spring--but are there any answers?