September 16, 2008

STLtoday - Future is now for Cards' bullpen

STLtoday - Future is now for Cards' bullpen: "Cardinals setup man Ryan Franklin can take a survey of the bullpen he calls home and eye plenty of firepower, like the popping fastballs of rookies Chris Perez and Jason Motte, and guile like Kyle McClellan's. But he also can see the future.

There's a lot of 2009 in this final month of 2008.

'We're probably going to be young,' Franklin said of next year's bullpen. 'I'll have to do a lot of fathering.'"

... Somewhat of a picture of next year's bullpen is what you're seeing right now, according to Derrick Goold of