Cards over Sox/Yanks in 6-Both AL teams are in my opinion weaker than they were last year. The Cards are hot, with good pitching and a sick offense.
I really think NY is much better equiped for the postseason this year than last year. They couldn't pitch at all last year, but now Randy Johnson is the difference maker. He's the stopper they lacked last season. The bullpen is the same, and A-Rod is having a much better season, Giambi is back and they added Cano. Giambi's resurgence makes that offense a lot better than last year's. Pitching is always the key in the playoffs and the Yanks have a lot more of it this season than they did last year; no Brown; no Vazquez. Chacon's pitching great and they have Small just in case or even for the 6th/7th.
Of course with Boston its the opposite now without Pedro, a great Schilling, Foulke and Embree pitching well, so I have no disagreements with that assessment.