5 relievers the St. Louis Cardinals need to acquire
By Josh Jacobs
Pitching in Coors Field can be a nightmare for any pitcher. Calling the ballpark your home for a season is practically a death sentence to your career ERA. That is what makes Alex Colome’s start to 2022 so impressive.
In 26.1 innings for Colorado this season, Colome has an ERA of 2.39 with 15 SO and 3 saves for the team that is struggling to keep up with powerhouse division rivals like the Dodgers, Padres, and Giants. Since coming into the league in 2013, Colome has been one of the better and more consistent arms in all of baseball, sporting a career ERA of 3.07.
The one blip on his radar came in 2021, when he finished with a 4.15 ERA and went 17-24 in save opportunities for the abysmal Minnesota Twins. The 33 year old right hander has bounced back in a huge way for the Rockies, and could easily profile as a middle innings reliever for this Cardinal ballclub, or even push some of St. Louis’ current options into those roles.