Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt will provide the foundation as the team tries to build bigger success.
Cardinals president of baseball operations has to make changes to his field staff, but he expects the organizational philosophy to remain the same.
The Cardinals, who need offseason upgrades at several positions, are positioned to be active on the trade front and free agency this winter.
La Russa re-retired while on medical leave with a heart condition. That decision came with the frustration of the disappointing White Sox season still churning in his gut.
Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina are in position to make MLB history against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Sports columnists Ben Frederickson and Jeff Gordon dissect the Cardinals' split against the Nationals and examine the cases that are being monitored for postseason roster consideration.
Manager will spend the next month testing relief possibilities while preparing for the postseason stage.