Chris Carpenter is done. Finuto. That arm is about as sturdy as a hang-nail right now.
The Cardinals held a press conference today to address the Canadian pitcher’s future in baseball, and what came out of it was that he’s suffering from zingers and numbness in the shoulders and neck. That’s a real shame.
I don’t mean to be a dick, but I’m not going to miss the guy. He’s 14-5 with a 2.55 career ERA against my Cincinnati Reds. He’s replaced Roy Oswalt as the puzzle the Redlegs can never solve before they run out of outs. It’s just never any fun at the old yard when you buy a ticket and this guy is warming up on the mound.
At the very least please sit back and enjoy yourself when some poor sucker who didn’t prepare for your fantasy baseball draft takes Carpenter off the board in the later rounds because he can’t resist. Carpenter won’t pitch in 2013 and we have a hunch that he’s already thinking about sipping ice cold Labatts Blue on a Canadian porch somewhere for the rest of time. We just hope he can find a way to explain to his son about Scott Rolen “attacking him” in 2010.
Leading up to the start of the 2011 Regular Season, Diamond Hoggers will preview each of MLB’s 30 teams . Today’s preview features the St. Louis Cardinals. Stay tuned as Diamond Hoggers previews every team division by division until the start of the regular season. Continue reading St. Louis Cardinals 2011 Season Preview
Today on The Baseball Show Mike Rosenbaum of The Golden Sombrero and I usher in Spring Training the best way we know how. Today we talked about the following:
- The beginning of Spring Training baseball games
- The Adam Wainwright injury
- Was Johnny Gomes really singing a song in The Karate Kid? Or celebrating not having to face Waino?
- What is Chris Carpenter’s value on the open market if the Cardinals fall out of the race?
- Was the Jose Bautista’s contract a poor move for the Blue Jays?
- Thoughts on Miguel Cabrera’s DUI
- Can Bryce Harper play at the big league level for the Washington Nationals this season?
We didn’t have time to cover Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects or some other things we would have liked to have talk about. But as I and Mike talk about; business is about to pick up. Baseball lovers, we have just about made it.