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Best of the 2021 Season: Pitching, System, Front Office

We’re back for the final article in the “Best of” series for 2021! Last week we looked at offense and defense. This week we’re looking at pitchers (both starters and relievers), the minor league system, and the moves made by the front office. It’s a bit of a hodge-podge article but, hey, I like typing hodge-podge. So, that’s what you get!

Instead of belaboring the point with a long introduction, let’s just jump right into the meat. Here’s the “best ofs” for the 2021 season.

Best Starting Pitcher: Adam Wainwright

A kind of hilarious and sad thing happens if you go to Fangraphs and pull up the St.