Over the last 4 years, Estes has a 9 plus ERA against the Cards. So I am not sure why it is so important to have a LH starter of his ilk against them.
Seems to me, that I could manage a 9 plus ERA and I am RH.
Also, NOBODY has yet mentioned that Estes had to pass waivers to be traded to the Reds....that means that not onloy did every other ML team NOT want him, but the Cards and the "stros weren't at all worried about the Reds getting him.
At the same time, I don't see him being any worse than Chuck Finley and the Cards did back-flips when they got him.
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