Cardinals and Brewers 1982 and 2011 Pitching Staff Mashups

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Late last night/early this morning, we posted our 1982/2011 Cards and Brewers roster mash-ups.

The idea behind this undertaking is to find the best players, hitters, and pitchers from the 1982 and 2011 Milwaukee Brewers teams and make a roster with them – same for the 1982 and 2011 Cardinals.

Now it’s time for the pitchers…

1982/2011 Cardinals 1982/2011 Brewers
Starting Rotation
RHP Joaquin Andujar RHP Shaun Marcum
RHP Chris Carpenter LHP Randy Wolf
RHP Bob Forsch RHP Pete Vuckovich
RHP Kyle Lohse RHP Yovani Gallardo
RHP John Stuper LHP Mike Caldwell
RHP Fernando Salas RHP John Axford
RHP Doug Bair RHP Rollie Fingers
LHP Dave LaPoint RHP Zack Greinke
RHP Bruce Sutter RHP Jim Slaton
RHP Jason Motte RHP Francisco Rodriguez

What, then, to make of these groups?

First glance gives the starting pitching advantage to the Redbirds on the strength of Andujar and Carpenter – particularly when you’re only using three or four starters in a seven game series.

Bullpen nod is probably to the Brewers with Greinke, Fingers, and Axford able to provide a formidable shut-down Crew.

An injury-shortened 2011 pushes Greinke to the bullpen, but boy what a weapon there.

You’ll also note that I’m carrying fifteen position players/batters and only ten pitchers for each squad.  Well, that’s because there are guys like Sutter, Bair, Fingers, and Slaton around.  Relievers who can throw multiple innings, maybe even a three-inning save here and there.

The Cards have no left-handed starting pitchers, the Brewers with no left-handers in the bullpen.  Both have pretty good long men in LaPoint and Greinke.

What say you, Cardinal and Brewer fans?  Agree or disagree with these staffs?  Let me know in the comments below!

Writing about the Cardinals and other loosely associated topics since 2008, I've grown tired of the April run-out only to disappoint Cardinal fans everywhere by mid-May. I do not believe in surrendering free outs.
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