1 player from every playoff team that the Cardinals should target this off-season

The Cardinals will be keeping a close eye on the starting pitching market this winter, and some of the players they should target will be pitching for their current respective teams in the 2023 postseason.
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Houston Astros pitcher Ryne Stanek

Stanek has been one of the more reliable and durable arms in the past 3 seasons with the Astros. From 2021-2023, he averaged 64 innings a season and had a 2.90 ERA, including a 1.15 ERA in the Astros World Series-winning 2022 season.

Despite having an ERA over 4 this season, I would still expect him to have lots of suitors in free agency. The Cardinals could see him as someone to potentially replace Drew VerHagen in that middle/late relief role that can give you innings. Plus Stanek was born in St. Louis, maybe he would like to come back.