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Scouting the St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals return to the playoffs for the first time since their 2006 World Series victory, but unlike that club, this Cardinals team has a strong rotation to go with a lineup anchored by one of the majors' best hitters. Will that be enough to overcome one of the postseason's shakiest bullpens?

Strengths

Adam Wainwright

Wainwright


Chris Carpenter

Carpenter