Red Sox-Cardinals Positional Breakdown: Who Has The Advantage In World Series?

October 22, 2013 4:59 PM
Red Sox-Cardinals Positional Breakdown: Who Has The Advantage In World Series?
" BOSTON (CBS) — By all accounts, the upcoming World Series between the Red Sox and Cardinals will be as evenly matched as it gets. Both teams posted 97-65 records in the regular season, they both defeated divisional foes in the divisional round and they both dispatched the third-best team in their respective leagues in six games to win the pennant.

That’s why both teams are where they are, but obviously only one can emerge as champions in the World Series. So who has the advantage?

Here’s a look around the Internet to see which team is getting the advantage at each position. MLB ’s Alden Gonzalez, Sports Illustrated’s Cliff Corcoran and Jay Jaffe, and Bleacher Report’s Ely Sussman wrote position-by-position breakdowns for the Series, and here’s how it all shakes out.

Starting Pitching

MLB : Red Sox Sports Illustrated: Cardinals Bleacher Report: Cardinals

Noteworthy: MLB says that because the Red Sox went 3-0 against Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, they can neutralize the Cardinals rotation, which the other two outlets say is the better group. However, Bleacher Report says the advantage is just a slight one, and SI says that Joe Kelly and Lance Lynn are the two weakest starters in the Series "

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