In the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, starting pitching posted a 3.99 ERA. That ranked fifth among National League teams, a bit behind the Cardinals , but significantly ahead of the sixth-ranked Brewers Bill Madlock Pet Jersey.Yes, that a smaller-than-normal season sample size, but that was accomplished despite Jon Lester having a sub-par year, Jose Quintana being mostly absent and eight starts going to Tyler Chatwood, Colin Rea and Tyson Miller, who compiled a combined 5.50 ERA in 37⅔ innings in those starts.You saying: l, you left Yu Darvish great season out,and no, I didn. Darvish had a Cy Young caliber season, but he is essentially being replaced by Zach Davies, who also had a quality season in 2020, even if not quite as good as Darvish Jerome Walton Cat Jersey.But replacing starts given to the other five pitchers I mentioned above with starts going to Trevor Williams and Jake Arrieta is, in my view, a huge improvement.Yes, it is true that neither Williams nor Arrieta has pitched well over the last couple of seasons. In both cases, injuries have had a lot to do with that. Take this, for example, about Williams:Trevor Williams had a 3.67 career ERA over 66 starts until he went on the IL after a "side" injury on May 16, 2019. He had a 3.33 ERA through his first 9 starts that season.