We are well on our way through January, and the Winter Warm Up is just a couple weeks away. Once the warm up is over, the reporting of pitchers and catchers will be just around the corner. 

Spring Training is a time to start focusing on what needs to be done in order to have a successful forthcoming season. This Spring Training is especially important for the Cardinals as they try to figure out who needs to go where. If the Cardinals have a successful Spring Training this year, they will be setting themselves up for a successful season.

Here, I'm going to be putting together a "checklist" for Spring Training this year. These are actions that I find to be essential in order to have a triumphant return to the top of the standings in 2017.