Last week, the St. Louis Cardinals found out that veteran ace Chris Carpenter would miss the entire 2013 season. Immediately, Cardinals' Nation began to speculate, hypothesize and predict who would take Carpenter's spot in the rotation.
There are plenty of quality, young and talented candidates ready to step in and fill Carpenter's spot admirably. Trevor Rosenthal, Joe Kelly and Shelby Miller all figure to compete during spring training to see who be the fifth starter to round out the Cardinals' rotation.
While there certainly will be a heated competition, look for Shelby Miller to get the nod, barring a horrible spring training, and take Carpenter's spot in the rotation. Here are three reasons that Miller was be given the job.
1. The St. Louis Cardinals have too much invested in Shelby Miller.
After the Cardinals selected Miller as the 19th overall pick in the 2009 straight out of high school, the Cardinals guaranteed that Miller would bypass any thoug...