St. Louis Cardinals: Redbirds are equivalent to the Boston Red Sox

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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 13: A general view of Busch Stadium during the National Anthem prior to the home-opening game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on April 13, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cubs beat the Cardinals 9-5. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 13: A general view of Busch Stadium during the National Anthem prior to the home-opening game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on April 13, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cubs beat the Cardinals 9-5. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FL – JULY 11: Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals and the National League reacts during the 88th MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park on July 11, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

The St. Louis Cardinals have in their system a major powerhouse of a team in Memphis. These guys could likely go side-by-side with players in Boston.

The St. Louis Cardinals farm system is strong and has shown itself both in 2017 and again this season. Many of these farmhands are now playing for the Cardinals and showing that while they are not MLB (yet), they can certainly hold their own.

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Likewise, the Memphis Redbirds were PCL champions last season and look to repeat that this season. Their incredible winning record has them far out-pacing their competition. This is almost exactly the case with the Boston Red Sox. That said, the Redbirds command a much stronger and much deeper lead than their similar counterparts in the American League of MLB.

While the previous slides were unjustly comparing AAA to MLB, the results do support the argument that the Memphis Redbirds squad could well hold its own in MLB competition.

While the previous slides also unjustly awarded wins to the Redbirds players when put head-to-head with the Boston players, the numbers held by each show great promise for the future of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Should the St. Louis Cardinals have no plans for the promising players shown in these slides then the time has come for the club to start shipping them off. The organization is doing a gross diservice to these young players. Hopefully other teams will take note of these names in the very fashion illustrated in these slides.

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What do you think? If the Memphis Redbirds (and thereforethe St. Louis Cardinals) can match up 1-to-1 against the AL-East-leading Red Sox, what other teams could they match up with or annihilate? Thanks for reading and GO CARDINALS!

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