The situation at the back end of the Cardinals’ bullpen four years later is nearly exactly the same.
The Cardinals have shown they can withstand injuries to just about any position outside of catcher and they should be able to make it through the rest of the season and playoffs without Westbrook.
Michael Wacha’s back and forth season has now taken a new turn, as it comes full circle to where his pro career began – the bullpen. Yet, the future of the starting rotation could be one of the brightest parts of the end of the game as well, and do so in a familiar fashion.
The two sides agree on a two-year contract to avoid arbitration
St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte has seen a lot of ups and downs in the early stages of his career, but he might now be set to have many more ups than downs in the foreseeable future.
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The Cardinals bullpen in 2010 was one of youth arms growing up and veteran arms trying to hold on.