After their biggest stars left town this past offseason, the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers had plenty of doubters.
That'll happen when two of the best hitters in baseball now, and maybe ever are no longer in your lineup. And despite signing other power hitters to try filling those enormous gaps, both teams had consented there was no replacing an Albert Pujols or a Prince Fielder.
And, of course, they're right. There aren't many players ever to play the game that could fill those spots without any sort of dropoff. So what do you do when that void can never be filled?
You reinvent yourself.
And what better way to reinvent yourself than becoming one of the better pitching teams in the league?
It seemed before the season that the Brewers were more than capable of making that type of change. With two potential aces in Zack Greinke and Yovani Gallardo, two 13-game winners in Randy Wolf and Shaun Marcum, and an effective No. 5 starter in Chris Narveson, Milwaukee owned th...