Friday, March 29, 2024

Newsletter Excerpt, March 26, 2024 -- "Season Preview 2024: Teams #12-10"


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The one area in which we should be able to project a big improvement is in the bullpen. Last year’s group was 23rd in ERA, 18th in FIP, and 24th in strikeout rate. If the Cardinals chased floor for the rotation, they pursued strikeouts in the pen. Andrew Kittredge, Ryan Fernandez, and Riley O’Brien should lengthen the pen and miss bats in the process. (Keynan Middleton has the dreaded strained forearm and may never join this group.) Moving Matthew Liberatore out there could help as well.