The Cardinal Nation’s Top 10 Stories of 2019 Countdown

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With 2020 rapidly approaching, the time is right for my annual review of the top stories across the St. Louis Cardinals Nation from this calendar year. The 2019 countdown, The Cardinal Nation’s 12th annual endeavor, begins with story number 10 and will continue through number 1, to be unveiled on New Year’s Eve.

I will then wrap up the series with my prediction for the top five Cardinals stories of 2020 and audit how well I did in attempting to predict 2019’s biggest news items one year ago. Likely a piece of humble pie will be duly served.

This placeholder post will carry the links to all 10 stories. A link to it as well as the top stories of each year from 2008 through 2018 and my start-of-year predictions for 2019 can always be found via “STORIES OF THE YEAR”, located on the red bar on the left side of the page, in the list directly underneath the site logo.

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The Cardinal Nation’s top 10 stories of 2019

10. “A Hitting Overhaul”
9. “The Starter Who Couldn’t Start”
8. “No Hicks, No Problem”
7. “Dee-fense”
6. “Rookies Rule”
5. “Simmons to the Hall”
4. “Flaherty to the Front”
3. “The Underperforming Core”
2. “Shildt’s Success”
1. “Final Four Finish”

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