Originally written on Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land  |  Last updated 7/21/13
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The Cardinals are facing big decisions regarding their starting rotation.  First off, Chris Carpenter is expected to meet with the Cardinals' brass to discuss his take on his recent outing in which he allowed 9 hits and 4 earned runs in 3.1 innings.  Manager Mike Matheny said he had a brief conversation with AAA manager Ron "Pop" Warner, but is waiting for Carpenter's assessment before forming any conclusions. As Matheny puts it, " I trust his evaluation as much as anything. He's a pretty honest evaluator of himself. I'm excited to talk to him and see exactly how he felt." It has been assumed that if Carpenter is deemed ready to go, he will replace Joe Kelly in the starting rotation.  However, that depends on whether Carpenter feels he is ready and if the Cardinals feel he is ready as well. Its possible that the Cardinals will have Carpenter make at least one more start in the minors before inserting him in the rotation, if at all. Another decision the Cardinals need to addr...
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