Originally Posted by The Operator
I believe the Redbirds were 86-76 last season, 5 below us.
This year's Cards are a different brand than most Cardinals teams we've seen. They're heavy on offense but very suspect on defense. They have a rotation that could potentially be great but definitely has question marks it it.
If you believe my friends over at BirdsOnTheBat, this team is more Tony LaRussa's brainchild than any team ever before. He'll probably feast or famine doing things his way, as it looks like he has most of the control in that organization with Jocketty out of the picture.
Are they heavy on offense though? I mean, I know their strategy was to boost their offense while sacrificing their defense, but do they have an above average offense? I'm not convinced. They may be technically above average offensively, but they aren't the Reds or the Brewers with the bats. I'm not basing this off the three game series vs. the Padres either.