Five topics from Ben Frederickson that St. Louis sports fans will be discussing:
1. Cardinals not silencing Reyes hype
As if entering 2017 as a crucial starter in the Cardinals' rotation was not enough, Alex Reyes will arrive at spring training knowing he is a clear-cut favorite to win National League Rookie of the Year.
If you expected the club to downplay his potential, to remind us that the 22-year-old has only totaled 46 major league innings, well, think again.
Adam Wainwright put MLB Network viewers on Reyes alert Monday, and his general manager didn't walk back that optimism during an appearance that followed.