In other words: is this the year, after years of greatness but postseason frustration? Is this the year they punch through to the other side?
There's not a better bullpen extant in MLB right now. Kinney, Thompson, and Wainwright form a brute trifecta; and Tyler Johnson's no slouch of late. And a postseason offense only needs two hitters, and the Cards have that in spades: Pujols and Spiezio.