February 29, 2024

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Cardinals’ Pitching Woes Persist Despite $75 Million Signing of Sonny Gray: Fans Say “Still Mid-Rotation”

On Monday, the Cardinals finalized a deal to bring AL Cy Young Award runner-up Sonny Gray to their club. Already, the deal is being touted as perhaps the biggest free agency signing of the offseason so far.

Pitching for the Minnesota Twins in 2023, Gray went 8-8 with a 2.79 ERA across a career-best 32 starts. His FIP figure of 2.83 and HR/9 of just 0.4 led the AL in both categories.

Fully aware that Sonny Gray may be entering the prime of his career, the St. Louis Cardinals, ailing from a disastrous 2023 season, were quick to snag him. His new deal will see Gray earn $75 million over the next three seasons.

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