The St. Louis Cardinals noticed their 2023 marketing campaign derail and slowly deteriorate due to a scarcity of high quality pitching.
An group that used to satisfaction itself on having a number of the lowest ERAs within the majors within the final couple of many years completed twenty fourth with a 4.79 mark in 2023.
Injuries, key gamers slumping, and prospects failing to develop had been the first elements behind the issue.
If the group desires to compete in 2024, they should dramatically enhance their rotation and bullpen.
Every indication factors towards the Cards attempting to herald reinforcements to contend subsequent 12 months.
As lengthy as Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado stay underneath contract and productive, attempting to compete is smart from a purely theoretical standpoint.
As a consequence, the group determined to herald their first main addition of the season, and it’s an previous good friend.
“Right-hander Lance Lynn and the St. Louis Cardinals are in agreement on a one-year contract with a club option that guarantees around $10 million, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. Lynn, 36, was drafted by Cardinals and returns, pending physical, as they rebuild rotation,” MLB insider Jeff Passan tweeted.
Right-hander Lance Lynn and the St. Louis Cardinals are in settlement on a one-year contract with a membership choice that ensures round $10 million, sources conversant in the deal inform ESPN. Lynn, 36, was drafted by Cardinals and returns, pending bodily, as they rebuild rotation.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 20, 2023
As the insider says, Lynn was drafted and developed by the Cardinals.
He even received a World Series with the Cardinals in his first season with them, in 2011, and was a part of their rotation till 2017.
From 2018 to 2023, Lynn pitched for the Minnesota Twins, the New York Yankees, the Texas Rangers, the Chicago White Sox, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
At 36 years previous, he’s not the identical dominant pitcher he as soon as was: he has a profession 3.74 ERA, however was at 5.73 in 2023.
However, he had a 4.36 ERA with the Dodgers and that’s what the Cards are aiming for right here.
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