Under the current MLB proposal, each team would play the teams in their division and the teams of the same division in the opposite league. So, this means that the Cardinals would only play teams from the NL Central division and the AL Central division. This proposal is meant to reduce travel as much as possible for each team by preventing teams in the central U.S. from needing to go to the east or west coast. This is a good idea for health reasons, but it also could give the Cardinals a large advantage over other teams, and especially playoff rivals in the National League.
With this proposal, the Cardinals would only have to play four teams that finished above .500 in 2019 (Brewers, Cubs, Twins, Indians) while they would also get to play two teams that finished with a winning percentage below .400 (Tigers, Royals). The AL Central is the weakest division in baseball, so with this division making up half of the Cardinals schedule, there are a lot of games that the Cardinals should win.
The Twins and the Indians could provide a difficult challenge for the team as Minnesota won 101 games last year and the Indians won 93. Both of these teams won more games than the Cardinals….