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In order to prepare for life without Chris Carpenter, the St. Louis Cardinals will stretch out Lance Lynn and get him ready for the regular season as if he will be a starter rather than a reliever. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images One day after letting everyone know that a backup plan would be formulated with internal candidates to replace Chris Carpenter if he is not ready for the start of the regular season, the St. Louis Cardinals let their intentions be known. Manager Mike Matheny told reporters that Lance Lynn would be the guy to be "stretched out" and replace Carpenter in the rotation if the ace is not able to start throwing. Lynn certainly deserves a chance at starting and certainly has the ability get the job done.  But moving Lance Lynn out of the bullpen and into the rotation is a mistake and here are three reasons why. 1. Lance Lynn was absolutely dominant as a reliever last season. After coming up and starting a couple of games, Lynn found himself in the b...
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