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Buffa’s Bullets: Carlos Martinez Gets His Shot

Greetings Cardinals fans,Spring training is wrapping up and the 25 man roster is taking shape. Monday, journeyman arm Carlos Villanueva decided to stay with the team amid the news of making the cut and Carlos Martinez was officially appointed the fifth rotation spot. This morning, the 25 man roster was set. With news comes analysis, so allow me to fire a round or two here as I digest...
Via Cardinals Farm
4 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Getting There Via The Scenic Route

This winter, the St. Louis Cardinals made it clear that they expected Carlos Martinez to be the fifth starter in their rotation. Yesterday, the Cardinals named Martinez as that fifth starter . However, as you know, it’s been anything but a straight path for the young righthander. We’ve talked about the fifth spot over and over again, the competition that wasn’t [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals pick Carlos Martinez as 5th starter in pitching rotation

  Before spring training, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny asked pitcher Carlos Martinez to work on controlling his emotions. Martinez took that advice, maybe even too far. When Matheny told the Martinez that he'd won the job as the fifth starter for the Cardinals, the 23-year-old right-hander barely reacted. ''It kind of backfired when I told him the news because I didn't get a whole...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals pick Carlos Martinez as 5th starter

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have picked Carlos Martinez as their fifth starter and put pitcher Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny made the announcement about the rotation on Monday. Martinez, Garcia and Marco Gonzales had been competing for the final starting spot. The 23-year-old Martinez went 2-4 with a 4.03 ERA in 57 games...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training roundup: Villanueva makes 25-man roster, Garcia to 15-Day DL, Martinez officially named fifth starter

With less than one week away from MLB’s Opening Night on Sunday (Cardinals at Cubs, 7:05 p.m. CT on ESPN2) Spring Training is coming to a close and the 25-man roster is getting close to becoming official.Some of theses updates today are not all that surprising but here is some of the action that went down on a busy day for the Cardinals.-RHP Carlos Villanueva has made the Cardinals’...
Via Cardinals Farm
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Carlos Martinez Needs To Start

What are the Cardinals going to do with Carlos Martinez this season? It’s not an easy answer and one that attracts a wide array of opinions. With Jaime Garcia proving his worth for the 5th spot in the rotation and carrying a 9 million dollar contract to go with it, the thought of Carlos Martinez drifting back into middle relief or setup duty makes me angry. Whether it’s here...
Via Cardinals Farm
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Carlos Martinez Cannot be Traded

With the 2015 St. Louis Cardinals reporting to spring training, the subject of Oscar Taveras’ tragic death is again front and center. While memorializing the late outfielder is on the minds of some, the club is also reinforcing with Taveras’ teammates the importance of sound decision-making when drinking is involved. The entire subject of how to properly remember Taveras remains...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Martinez flips bat about 20 feet high (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez drew some unneeded attention to himself when he flipped his bat behind him in disgust and it flew about 20 feet high while grounding out during Sunday's game in Milwaukee. It happened in the top of the third just as Martinez hit a ground ball to second base. Martinez was frustrated with the easy out...
Via Holdout Sports
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Martinez is battling for Cardinals rotation? Who might he beat out?

The most interesting news out of the Cardinals Spring Training camp so far is that Carlos Martinez will be used as a starter.  It seemed almost a foregone conclusion that Martinez would be relegated to the pen.  The Cardinals return starters Adam Wainwright, Michael Wacha, Shelby Miller and Lance Lynn this year and Jaime Garcia appears to be fully recovered from 2013 shoulder surgery...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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