In case you haven't heard by now, Chris Carpenter is attempting to make another comeback from the shoulder issues that have plague him the last two years.
Initially it was reported that the Cardinals were hoping that Carpenter could join the bullpen at some point this season. However, recent reports indicate that he is conditioning himself to be a starter.
While its great to see him making a comeback and I wish him all the best, I have a hard time finding a spot for him in a starting rotation that is currently the best in baseball with a 2.38 ERA. But if the Cardinals do decide to insert Carpenter back into the rotation, who might he replace?
Here are the possibilities:
Despite a 1.62 ERA, Westbrook has been the least dominant starter on the team, with just 4.4 K/9 for the season. He has also allowed 4.2 BB/9. His saving grace is that he induces a ton of groundball outs, with a 2.30 GO/AO ratio.
Westbrook is currently on the DL with an elbow injury, but i...