Re: More talent: Reds or Cardinals?
Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I think if you asked me where the Reds biggest advantage is, its a 162 game season. The Cards are placing a lot of faith in young arms (Lynn and Miller) who I doubt will be able to pitch at a high level for an entire season. I also question whether Molina and Beltran will stay healthy over the entire season. Its one thing to ride a 25 year old OF hard, its another to ride a 35 year old injury prone OF hard. Same can be said about Yadi, if he is a 1b then I have no problem with the Cards playing him every day, as a C it takes its toll.
This is a good summary, although I don't have any qualms throwing Yadier out there at catcher every day. Everything else I'll agree with. Beltran, while he hasn't been immune, has played at least 140 games the last two seasons, though. Not sure we can count him as broken just yet. Still quite a bit of life in those bones.
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