5 Reasons The St. Louis Cardinals Won’t Make The Playoffs In 2016

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It’s been a successful run for the St. Louis Cardinals over the past few years. With a World Series title in 2011, a National League pennant in 2013, three consecutive National League Central division titles and a 100-win season in 2015, summer days in Busch Stadium have been happy days. All that is about to become history, however.

Despite returning a large part of the 100-win team from last season, the results of the 2016 campaign won’t match those of a season ago. Following are the top five reasons to expect diminished returns.

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