St. Louis Cardinals Pitching Reconsidered: 5 Bullpen Targets

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Tony Sipp

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At age 32, the left-handed Sipp appears to have settled into his role as a middle reliever. In his seven big league seasons with the Cleveland Indians, Arizona Diamondbacks and Houston Astros, Sip has posted an ERA of 3.50. Last season he struck out 62 hitters in 54.3 innings, good for a 1.99 ERA on the season. Left-handed hitters batted just .227 against him.

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Righthanders fared even worse, mustering just a 1.90 average. And in each of his last two seasons in Houston, he’s given up just 5 gopher balls. That’s a real achievement in that bandbox of a ballpark. Google news on him, and you’ll see that just about every big league club out there is showing interest in him. You can include the St. Louis Cardinals on that list.