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October 23, 2013

Playoff Prospectus

World Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Red Sox

by R.J. Anderson


The Cardinals and Red Sox each won their Championship Series in six games, denying us a few days of rust-or-rest narrative. Luckily, the easy copy surrounding this pseudo-rematch of the 2004 World Series is plentiful. Ignore that the teams have changed general managers, managers, and players―with the exceptions of David Ortiz and Yadier Molina―there will be revenge talk should the Cardinals win some nine years after being swept. No matter your rooting interest, let's just hope for a more competitive send-off than we got back then.

Projected Lineups (AVG/OBP/SLG/TAv)

Cardinals

  1. 2B-L Matt Carpenter (.318/.392/.481/.310)
  2. RF-S Carlos Beltran (.296/.339/.491/.288)
  3. LF-R Matt Holliday (.300/.389/.490/.297)
  4. 1B-L Matt Adams (.284/.335/.503/.289)
  5. DH-R Allen Craig (.315/.373/.457/.296)
  6. C-R Yadier Molina (.319/.359/.477/.296)
  7. CF-L Jon Jay (.276/.351/.370/.261)
  8. 3B-R David Freese (.262/.340/.381/.250)
  9. SS-R Pete Kozma (.217/.275/.273/.201)

Indications are that Craig is set to return to the Cardinals lineup after missing the first two rounds. Should that come to fruition, the Cardinals will have another middle-of-the-order caliber bat

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