It’s no secret that the Cardinals’ bullpen is led by Trevor Rosenthal. I expect the hard-throwing right hander to put up another 45-plus saves for 2016. We have no reason to believe he won’t.
So, who fills out the rest of the bullpen?
Walden should be the setup man for Rosenthal, barring another injury. Oh is who will be most exciting to see pitch and it wouldn’t surprise me if he quickly becomes the next option after Rosy and Walden.
Siegrist had a solid season last year for the Cardinals and I expect more of the same. They will need him to be effective against left-handed batters. Maness is, of course, the ground-ball specialist, and if he can throw more sinkers in 2016, I believe he will have a great year.
Broxton isn’t my favorite option, but Matheny likes the big righty. He does have solid closing experience though, so I understand the allure. Lyons is the wildcard of the bullpen, and as Dan Buffa stated, he is much more suited for the bullpen than as a starter, which is why I have him filling in that final bullpen spot.
The Cardinals’ bullpen should, once again, be one of the best in baseball at finishing the job this season.
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