Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Newsletter Excerpt, January 9, 2023 -- "Cards Hire Chaim Bloom"


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"While I can’t blame Blake for the Cardinals’ pitching in 2023, I can conclude that being an MLB team’s pitching coach is a difficult position from which to also rebuild an organization’s overall approach. In hiring Bloom, the Cardinals are backfilling behind Blake with an eye towards eventually having an organization that builds modern pitchers, and an MLB pitching coach sympatico with that approach. As was the case for Bloom in Boston, it’s important to manage expectations. The Cardinals signed Kyle Gibson and Lance Lynn this winter; they’re not going to lead the league in strikeouts or Pitching Ninja GIFs for a while."