If there is one thing the Cardinals do not lack heading into the 2013 season, its starting pitching depth. Despite the loss of Kyle Lohse, who led the team in ERA (2.86), starts (33) and innings (211), while finishing second in wins, the Cards return 5 starters who made at least 16 starts in 2012.
In addition, former ace Chris Carpenter, who made a surprising return from thoracic outlet syndrome late last season, should be ready from the get go this season. And, as if that wasn't enough, the Cardinals have no less than 4 quality pitching prospects waiting in the wings.
So, how will the Cards handle this abundance of riches? Well, I will attempt to get into the minds of the Cardinals' brass to sort through that very issue for 2013 and beyond.
Barring any surprising moves before opening day, the Cardinals rotation is pretty much set for 2013.
Adam Wainwright will be the ace of the staff, followed by Chris Carpenter, Jaime Garcia and Jake Westbrook. The only questio...