As year-end approaches, it is once again time for my view of the top 20 stories across the St. Louis Cardinals Nation during this calendar year. As has been the case previously, the countdown begins with story number 20 and will continue until number one.
I will then wrap up the series with my prediction for the top five Cardinals stories of 2016 and audit how well I did in attempting to predict 2015’s biggest news items one year ago.
This placeholder post will carry the links to all 20 stories. A link to it as well as the top stories of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and my start-of-year predictions for 2015 can be found via the Lists > Top Stories of the Year dropdown, located on the red bar near the top center of the page.
The Cardinal Nation blog’s top 20 stories of 2015
20. The Bench Turns Over
19. First Base (Mis) Fortune
18. Alex Reyes’ Suspension
17. Billion Dollar TV Contract
16. Carlos Martinez’ Breakout
15. Jaime Garcia’s Comeback
14. Mike Leake Signing
13. Cardinals Hall of Fame Inductees
12. Fatigue Sets In
11. Outfield Churn
10. Rosenthal Steps Up
9. Carpenter’s Consistency
8. Overcoming Pitching Injuries
7. Lackey the Interim Ace
6. The Rookie Outfield Trio
5. The FBI Investigation
4. Historically Great Pitching
3. Coming in Second (for Free Agents)
2. Losing to the Cubs
1. 100 Wins
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