Roche: On Paper, World Series Offers Classic Matchup

By Dan Roche, WBZ-TV Sports
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The Red Sox work out at Fenway Park ahead of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Red Sox work out at Fenway Park ahead of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

BOSTON (CBS) – As good as the matchup was between the Red Sox and Tigers in the ALCS, this World Series could be just as good. The Red Sox and Cardinals – on paper – are two evenly matched teams.

The difference? It could simply be one player rising to the occasion. Go back and look at the recent MVP’s of the World Series and the names aren’t your top echelon guys: Pablo Sandoval (SF), David Freese (St. Louis), Edgar Renteria (SF), Hideki Matsui (NY), Cole Hamels(PHI), Mike Lowell (BOS), and David Eckstein (St. Louis).

When you break down these two teams there is plenty to love on both sides, so get ready for what could be a lengthy series.

Here’s a breakdown of each team:

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