Originally Posted by PuffyPig
The Cards were plenty good last year, actually besting us in run differential.
With a number of decent young pitching, they aren't going away anytime soon.
Young pitching is always a huge question mark, and Carpenter and Garcia have a ton of question marks on their game going into next year. Can either last the whole year? And with Lohse leaving, that's another hole it creates. There's a lot of potential there, but also a lot of question marks. They bested us in run differential, but I think that's deceiving. After an unbelievably torrid April, they were a pretty average team.