One of the biggest challenges the Cardinals will face this off-season is figuring who to keep and who to let go from their pitching staff. The decision-making process has apparently begun. They’ve decided not to exercise the $5.25-million dollar option on reliever Dave Veres contract. They’re expected to do the same with Andy Benes and then try to sign him to a smaller one-year contract. Seven Cardinal pitchers are expected to announce their intention to become free agents. Two of them already have. Yesterday reliever Rick White and Woody Williams filed.