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Make no mistake about it, the Cardinals seem to be adapting well to life after Albert Pujols. Obviously much better than the Angels are adapting to life with Pujols. Predictably, people want to know just how the Cardinals are continuing to contend in the National League after losing arguably the best player in baseball. So Lance Berkman took it upon himself to let us all in on why things continue to go so well in St. Louis. According to Berkman, in an interview with KTAR in Phoenix, the Cardinals are doing so well because with the addition of a healthy Carlos Beltran, they “have not lost anything”. In fact, he believes that the difference between what Beltran provides them offensively and what Pujols provided “is not great”. “Well, I think you have to look at who we brought in to replace Albert, and that’s Carlos Beltran. Obviously Albert is widely considered — and justly so — the best hitter in the game. But if you look at Carlos Beltran when he’s healthy and when he’s playing up ...
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