The St. Louis Cardinals entered spring training with the fifth starter position in the rotation up for grabs. It appears that the spotlight on that competition will shine bright over the next few days.
Catcher Adam Moore is making an early attempt at impressing this Spring.
St. Louis Cardinal fans and beat writers jumped quickly to the conclusion that Shelby Miller was “out of the competition” for a spot in the opening rotation due to reported shoulder stiffness on Wednesday.
The addition of James Shields gave them a legitimate ace pitcher at the front of their rotation. The rebuilt rotation looks stronger but leaves the question open: Who’s number two?
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The team may be rebuilding, but that does not mean the players should not care.
Billy Butler has become a solid player on the field and shows that he is an impressive presence off the field as well.