Re: Cardinals Call 1:30 CT Press Conference
If Carpenter isn't pitching this season, the Cardinals have the following rotation:
Adam Wainwright - can he return to All-Star status? will arm health be a concern?
Lance Lynn - was his post All-Star performance a sign of fatigue? was his first-half performance a fluke?
Jaime Garcia - solid lefty starter, but health is a big issue; rehabbing a shoulder injury
Jake Westbrook - has 200+ IP only once since 2007; can he keep enough batters off the base paths?
Joe Kelly - a less-talented version of Mike Leake; needs a solid defense behind him to be successful
Shelby Miller - elite talent--is he ready?
That's still pretty impressive. Losing Carpenter isn't crippling, but the depth would've sure come in handy when you consider the questionable health of Wainwright, Garcia, and Westbrook.