There’s no doubt that the St. Louis Cardinals have one of the best starting rotations and bullpens in the entire league. They had a couple rookies who took a couple spots in the starting five and put up some great numbers.
St. Louis has to be considered a favorite to win the National League championship again in 2014. Even tho they lost a key bat in Carlos Beltran to the New York Yankees, this team always finds a way to stay on top of the National League Central.
Now right handed starting pitcher Lance Lynn picked up 15 games for the red birds in 2013. The 26 year old posted a 3.97 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 198/76 K/BB ratio over 201 2/3 innings of work. According to Derrick Goold on Twitter, he was given the opportunity to work with former teammate Chris Carpenter during the off-season.
Lance Lynn, who expressed surprise to hear he may be in a competition for a starting spot, spent winter working at Busch with C-Carpenter.
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) January 19, 2014
It is a bit surprising to hear that Lynn could be competing for a starting spot. That shows you how deep this team is when it comes to their starting rotation. But I’m sure working out with one of the best pitchers in franchise history will give him the edge over guys who worked out elsewhere.