Originally Posted by MikeThierry
I've been on record here saying that the bullpen will cost them the division. That's before the recent moves they have made though. Adding Mujica as the closer and bringing up two studs including Carlos Martinez has really solidified the pen. Rosenthal has been pitching great as of late. The Cardinals didn't wait until July to fix their pen like they did the previous two years. If they were going to stick with the group they had, I would agree with you but the paradigm shifted when they brought in more talented pitchers.
Mujica had a career ERA of around 4 before coming to the Cards. He'll likely end up with one close to that at the end of the year. He's a decent middle reliever, but shouldn't be used consistently in high leverage situations.
The Cards pen is now basically Mujica and a bunch if rookies. If you call that fixing the pen, awesome