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Mad Em-Dashes is a St. Louis Cardinals blog by Dan Moore that does not want to waste your time. 

Julio Teheran's big contract extension and Shelby Miller

On July 28, Highly Touted Superprospect Shelby Miller allowed two earned runs in 5 2/3 against Atlanta; the day before, Highly Touted Superprospect Julio Teheran threw seven scoreless against St. Louis. After that the difference is peripherals.

GS IP H ER HR BB K ERA
Teheran 11 66.2 53 23 7 20 70 3.11
Miller 12 62.2 61 25 10 27 51 3.59
Miller is a year younger than Teheran, and as young starting pitchers they're in the one part of a baseball career where age is a positive. But if Miller's stumbling finish is one reason the Cardinals aren't about to throw him a six year deal worth $32 million, the other is that after July 27 Jaime Garcia, four years $27 million, didn't pitch at all.