Okay...not to jinx anything, but I've been thinking about this a lot. I feel like one of the reasons the Cards beat us up is that Larussa essentially set their rotation playoff style, and, while the Reds appear to be the better team over the long haul, the Cards are built more for the postseason with that killer top of the rotation.
So, if/when we make the postseason, how does our rotation go? Who starts game 1?
A lot can happen between then and now, but I think I'd go with something like this:
1. Travis Wood
2. Bronson Arroyo
3. Johnny Cueto.
4. Homer Bailey
5. Edinson Volquez
That looks a bit crazy, what with Wood being so young and inexperienced, but he looks excellent whenever he starts. I don't see Volquez starting in the postseason unless he has to, but I could see Bailey bumping Cueto to the 4 spot if he continues to look as good as he did in his first start back.
I love this team, and they're built to win a lot of games, I'm just not sure how we'll look in October.
Anyway, I'm curious as to what others think.