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Viva El Birdos Jul 4, 2015

John Lackey, Jaime Garcia, and the 2016 rotation

John Lackey and Jaime Garcia have been important parts of the Cardinals' excellent 2015 rotation. Is there any chance that we see them pitching for the Cardinals a year from now? As you probably know, the Cardinals' starting rotation has been incredible so far this season. As a team, the Cardinals' starting pitchers rank first in the majors in ERA, third in FIP and fWAR, fifth in xFIP, and sixth in SIERA. The Cardinals' have miraculously made up for the loss of Adam Wainwright, in large part due to the reemergence of Jaime Garcia. We have also seen the exciting growth of the Cardinals'...
Viva El Birdos Jun 26, 2015

How much dead roster weight can the St. Louis Cardinals carry and keep on winning?

After this week's sweep of the Miami Marlins, the St. Louis Cardinals have the best record in Major League Baseball and it isn't particularly close. The Cardinals sit at 48-24, their .667 winning percentage head and shoulder above the Royals, who own the second-best winning percentage in baseball at 41-28 (.594 winning percentage). It's astonishing that St. Louis has won two-thirds of its games entering play on June 26 with Adam Wainwright lost for the year after just 25 innings pitched, Matt Adams likely lost for the season, Jordan Walden having missed the vast majority of the year, Matt...
Viva El Birdos Jun 17, 2015

Jaime Garcia has been terrific for the St. Louis Cardinals

Five starts into his 2015 season, Jaime Garcia has been a terrific contributor to the starting rotation of the St. Louis Cardinals. Now, given the well-documented medical history of his throwing arm, how long will this contribution last? Unfortunately, no one has a definitive answer to that, but it is a topic Ben and I briefly discussed on VEB's latest podcast (in case you need something to listen to today). With significant injuries to the starting staff (Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn, and essentially Marco Gonzales), Garcia's performance thus far has been nothing short of necessary. Tyler...
Viva El Birdos Jun 13, 2015

The sustainability of the Cardinals' starting pitching

Even with the loss of Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals' starting pitching has been excellent this season. How sustainable is this performance, and what can we expect to see from the Cardinals' starters going forward? The Cardinals' starting rotation has been excellent so far this season, doing far better than anyone probably could have expected after the loss of Adam Wainwright. Going into Friday night, the Cardinals' rotation led the league in ERA (3.06) and fWAR (6.6), was second in FIP (3.31), and sixth in xFIP (3.47). The Cardinals' rotation is one of the main reasons why the team has the...

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