Pujols/Ludwick make an excellent 1-2 combo. Course Pujols/Phillips would be awesome as well as long as Pujols is half the combo
Anyway, with guys like Duncan, Ludwick and now the Barton guy, they have an excellent offense.
Their pitching is the kind that doesnt scare you and yet, the Loshe's and Pinero's & Franklin's keep getting it done.
Carpentar is a Huge bonus if he can stay healthy.
While the cubs pitching appears better on paper, I think STL has the better offense and is better overall.