What do the San Francisco Giants have that the other four NL West teams don't? (Besides recent World Series trophies, that is.) Front-office stability.
Taking their cues from Tony La Russa, the Cardinals were business-like in their NLDS sweep of the Padres, writes Jerry Crasnick.
The Cardinals can bash the ball with the best of 'em. But in their Game 2 win, they also showed how fundamentally sound a team they are.