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Counting down The Cardinal Nation Blog’s top 20 stories of 2009

Cards celebrate 2009 NL Central title (AP photo)It is once again time for my view of the top 20 stores across the St. Louis Cardinals Nation during this past year. The countdown begins with story number 20 and will continue until number one.

I will then wrap up the series with another repeat feature, my prediction for the top five Cardinals stories of 2010.

This placeholder post will carry the links to all 20 stories as well as last year’s articles.

The Cardinal Nation Blog’s top 20 stories of 2009

20. Wagner Mateo
19. Minors coaching turnover
18. Shelby Miller
17. John Smoltz
16. Change in centerfield
15. Shortstop shuffle
14. Whitey to the Hall
13. Memphis and Springfield success
12. Duncan’s disc, discord and departure
11. Third base turmoil
10. Kennedy’s final season Skip-ped
9. The return of Big Mac
8. Franklin the finisher
7. Penny for Pineiro
6. The successful odd couple – Mo and TLR
5. The failed finish
4. Holliday’s free agent romp
3. Cy close and closer
2. The repeat MVP
1. The big trades

Reviewing the predictions: TCN Blog’s top five Cardinals stories of 2009
Projected top five St. Louis Cardinals stories of 2010

From January 2009

Top 20 Cardinals Stories of 2008: #16-20
Top 20 Cardinals Stories of 2008: #11-15
Top 20 Cardinals Stories of 2008: #6-10
Top 20 Cardinals Stories of 2008: #1-5
Projected top five St. Louis Cardinals stories of 2009

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