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TCN blog reader top stories of 2010: Final voting

As suggested by you, the readers of this blog, this is the last in a series of posts in which you can vote for your top St. Louis Cardinals stories of 2010. We are using the same list of stories that I used in my countdown, but you will set your own priority here.

Your final five stories, numbers six through ten, can each be selected below. Note they are five individual votes.

For more background on any of the stories, click on the link to the blog’s top 20 countdown.

Here are your top five selected to date.

Your #1 story of 2010: The collapse – favored defending champs miss playoffs
#2: The Holliday signing – seven or eight years
#3: The Ludwick–Westbrook trade –Jay emergence, Westbrook re-signing
#4: The Penny / Lohse injuries
#5: Colby Rasmus not traded

Link to The Cardinal Nation Blog’s top 20 stories of the year countdown

What is the #6 story for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2010?

  • Jaime Garcia's emergence (27%, 7 Votes)
  • La Russa returns for 2011, Duncan for two or three more (15%, 4 Votes)
  • The fight in Cincinnati (15%, 4 Votes)
  • The problems at third base (8%, 2 Votes)
  • The final year of Albert Pujols’ first decade (8%, 2 Votes)
  • Adam Wainwright, the new ace (8%, 2 Votes)
  • Marty Mason firing (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Stan the Real Man (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Whitey Herzog Hall of Famer, retired number (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Young bench, veteran stopgaps (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Zack Cox’ major league deal (4%, 1 Votes)
  • New farm director and minor league improvement (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Big Mac’s return (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The problems with middle infield (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Lance Berkman signing (0%, 0 Votes)
  • No opinion/other (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

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What is the #7 story for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2010?

  • Garcia (22%, 5 Votes)
  • Wainwright (17%, 4 Votes)
  • Third base (17%, 4 Votes)
  • Pujols (13%, 3 Votes)
  • La Russa/Duncan (9%, 2 Votes)
  • McGwire (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Middle infield (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Herzog (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Cincy fight (4%, 1 Votes)
  • No opinion/other (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Berkman (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Bench (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Cox (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Musial (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Farm (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Mason (2%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 23

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What is the #8 story for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2010?

  • Garcia (21%, 4 Votes)
  • Wainwright (16%, 3 Votes)
  • La Russa / Duncan (11%, 2 Votes)
  • Pujols (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Farm (5%, 1 Votes)
  • McGwire (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Bench (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Third base (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Middle infield (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Herzog (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Berkman (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Cincy fight (5%, 1 Votes)
  • No opinion/other (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Cox (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Musial (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Mason (2%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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What is the #9 story for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2010?

  • Wainwright (17%, 3 Votes)
  • Musial (17%, 3 Votes)
  • Middle infield (11%, 2 Votes)
  • Garcia (11%, 2 Votes)
  • Farm (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Cox (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Bench (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Third base (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Other/no opinion (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Herzog (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Berkman (6%, 1 Votes)
  • La Russa / Duncan (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Cincy fight (0%, 0 Votes)
  • McGwire (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Mason (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Pujols (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 18

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What is the #10 story for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2010?

  • Cincy fight (18%, 3 Votes)
  • Middle infield (12%, 2 Votes)
  • Musial (12%, 2 Votes)
  • Berkman (12%, 2 Votes)
  • Third base (12%, 2 Votes)
  • Mason (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Farm (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Bench (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Other/no opinion (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Garcia (6%, 1 Votes)
  • La Russa / Duncan (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Herzog (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Cox (0%, 0 Votes)
  • McGwire (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Wainwright (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Pujols (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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