Originally Posted by M2
I'd order it like this:
Cueto > Wainwright (the last two years count)
Latos > Lynn (I'll pick Latos as the top starter from either team in 2013)
Arroyo > Westbrook (Reds have got the better vet)
Bailey=Garcia (might lean toward Garcia, but not up to date on his health)
Chapman ~ Miller (too many unknowns)
Leake > Kelly (I'll take the semi-experienced pitcher over the inexperienced thrower)
I really think Arroyo is about equal with Westbrook. Both are unreliable except for the fact that they give both of their team innings. I have a feeling that Rosenthal will get the nod over Kelly and in that scenario, I think he's far superior than Leake is. Plus, I truly feel that the Reds will suffer some injuries from the starters this year and I like the Cardinals depth more.
Besides, the Cardinals pitching staff will be able to match up with many of their opponents and they will still be able to outslug most teams. I don't see an issue with the Cardinals competing this year.