5 Reasons the St. Louis Cardinals Need to Rebuild Their Rotation

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5 Reasons the St. Louis Cardinals Need to Rebuild Their Rotation
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The Cardinals blew a 3-1 lead in the NLCS and fell short of a chance at repeating as World Series Champs.

The St. Louis Cardinals need to think about rebuilding their starting rotation immediately.

This statement may seem overly harsh considering the Cardinals fell just one game short of their second straight World Series berth.

The Cardinals snuck into the playoffs, beat the Atlanta Braves in a one-game playoff and defeated the NL's best Washington Nationals in a dramatic Game 5 comeback, before squandering a 3-1 series lead to the San Francisco Giants in the NLCS.

However, the 2011 World Series Champs need an overhaul of their starting staff. 

If they want to contend again in 2013, they must look at the issues plaguing the current staff and attempt to fix them.

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