Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 2/7/12
Adam Wainwright (Credits Below) The most amazing part of St. Louis' run to the 2011 World Series title was not the September comeback from a double-digit deficit in the standings.It was the fact that the Cardinals won the title without their true ace, Adam Wainwright. who had Tommy John surgery before the season. It's incredible that a team could lose one of the top five starters in the league and still make the playoffs, much less win it all.Sure, it helped having another ace, Chris Carpenter, on the staff, but I still can't think of any team that ever got zero innings pitched from its No. 1 starter and won the World Series.Wainwright is slated to return, so the Cardinals obviously look to have a better starting staff than last year. The rest of the staff returns and the Cardinals now have plenty of depth at starting pitcher in case of injury or the need to trade a starter.Wainwright becomes the ace and since his surgery was before the season, I wouldn't shy away from him in fant...
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