Cardinals: Looking back at the terrible Marcell Ozuna trade
By Josh Jacobs
Zac Gallen has found himself in the Cy Young conversation in 2022
Now with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Zac Gallen is coming off an elite 2022 season, and will likely receive NL Cy Young votes alongside Alcantara.
Gallen only made 7 starts for the Marlins before being sent to the D-Backs for Jazz Chisholm in 2019, and continued to show promise, finishing the year with a 2.89 ERA across 15 starts for Miami and Arizona. He pitched well again in 2020 with a 2.75 ERA before a 4.30 ERA in his first full big league season in 2021.
2022 is where Gallen has really taken the leap and become one of the best pitchers in baseball. In 31 starts for Arizona, Gallen went 12-4 with a 2.54 ERA and a National League leading 0.91 WHIP, along with 192 SO. Gallen was nothing short of brilliant in 2022, and is arguably a top 10 pitcher in all of baseball. Gallen carried a D-Backs record 44 1/3 innings scoreless streak toward the end of the season, showing just how dominate he has become.
So far we have two of the best pitchers in baseball being dealt away by St. Louis in the Ozuna trade, and there are still two more pieces that are worth noting.