(Baseball StL)-- Maybe the best thing for the Cardinals so far this spring training is that there have been no breaking news stories.
Those are almost always bad at this time of the year. Last year at this time the Cardinals camp was dominated with stories about Albert Pujols' worriesome contract situation and Adam Wainwright's injury. There's been no such drama this spring.
So far, knock on wood, everybody's healthy. The only guys who haven't reported to camp yet are players who don't have to be here until tomorrow... Lance Berkman, Carlos Beltran and Rafael Furcal. There have been no problems to report at all. So far, so good as the Mike Matheny era begins.-
--Doug Vaughn, News 4 Sports