MLB: St. Louis Cardinals’ Big Priority After Strike

The St. Louis Cardinals have made a great addition to the pitching staff this offseason, signing the starter southpaw Steven Matz with a four-year contract. They haven’t done much to address the bullpen yet, though, with the rehiring of TJ McFarland being the only major league move in the later innings.

Adding to the bullpen numbers will be a priority for the St. Louis front office coming out of the lockout. As part of a readership, the Cardinals will likely seek free-agent relief help on Major League Baseball contracts once the transaction freeze is lifted:

As is the case in every offseason, there are a decent number of free agency bullpen options to choose from. Raisel Iglesias and Kendall Graveman, arguably the best relievers available this winter, have already signed.

Each landed a deal of at least three years in length, and the Cardinals are likely to consider offers of one or two years.

Kenley Jansen, Ryan Tepera, lefty Andrew Chafin, Joe Kelly and Collin McHugh They are among the best unsigned relievers. The Cardinals are very familiar with Kelly, a former Cardinals pick who spent his first two and a half seasons in the MLB in St. Louis.

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Meanwhile, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote last month that the Cardinals were “intrigued” by Tepera, who has been quietly excellent the past two seasons with both Chicago clubs.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, the LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: St. Louis Cardinals’ Big Priority After Strike