Six days ago, ESPN's Buster Olney published a piece titled, "Vote: Nastiest pitch in baseball?" Surprisingly, no pitch from Carlos Martinez's repertoire was included in Olney's poll. For those unwilling to click on the link, eight pitches were included, one of each being thrown by Carlos Carrasco (slider), Yu Darvish
Since my tweet declaring that Tyler Lyons wasn't good, the 29-year-old lefty has been one of the league's very best relievers. Beginning on July 7th, Lyons has faced a total of 33 batters, striking out 15 of them (45.45%; for perspective, Trevor Rosenthal has posted a 45.6% strikeout rate during this same
Yadier Molina has made plenty of headlines lately. First, after manager Mike Matheny implied Molina looked tired, we got this Instagram post. A few days later, Yadi took to Instagram again to throw shade Matheny’s way. Then, CardsCards gave us a look at Yadi’s future Instagram posts. It’s fair to question
In recent years, the St. Louis Cardinals front office has seemingly focused on constructing a roster with a high floor. The free agent signings of Dexter Fowler, Mike Leake, and Brett Cecil support that notion. This philosophy keeps the team competitive, and it’s hard to argue against the front office’s
This offseason, as you know, Yadier Molina received a three-year, $60 million extension from the St. Louis Cardinals. That extension takes him through 2020, his age-37 season. At that time, Molina’s 2016 offensive rebound made his poor season at the plate in 2015 look like an outlier. Defensively, he was
Entering the season, the Cardinals bullpen projected to be a strength. Instead, it’s been the team’s biggest hindrance. The Cardinals bullpen has 20 losses and only 9 wins. Their .310 winning percentage is the worst among all MLB bullpen units. Yet, despite that glaring problem, some suggest the bullpen is fine.