Well, Mike Matheny
now has his Saturday starter
Too bad it's Justin Masterson
In a decidedly underwhelming move, the Birds have acquired
the enigmatic Cleveland pitcher, a free agent at the end of the year, in exchange for AA outfielder James Ramsey
No big overpay, no. But, no real help for the team.
Since becoming a full-time starter, Masterson has alternated good and crappy years, and he's on a crappy year this year. And, this year's the crappiest yet of them.
Even in his better years, Masterson has a low K/BB ratio. And until last year, he wasn't a big K guy in general. Add in that he'll be coming off a DL stint on Friday, and I'm even less impressed.
Maybe a change of leagues will help. But, it can't help that much. And the Cards ...