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CARLOS MARTINEZ RUMORS

All signs point to Cardinals acquiring a pitcher at deadline

With the trade deadline looming, it appears that the Cardinals are focusing their efforts on acquiring a pitcher.Per Ken Rosenthal, St. Louis is still looking for rotation upgrades. The Cardinals are exploring everything from front-line starters to back-of-the-rotation types, he says.Jennifer Langosch confirms Rosenthal's report, indicating that the Cardinals are looking for...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
8 days ago  |  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...
Via Holdout Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Martinez continues to soften blow of Wacha's ongoing absence

The plan all along has been for Carlos Martinez to be a starter, as that's how he became one of baseball's best pitching prospects while mowing down hitters in the minors for the St. Louis Cardinals. His window to make an impression just got a little bit bigger. A day after learning Michael Wacha's recovery is still a ways off, the Cardinals will try to make it five wins...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Who are the Cardinals trade chips?

Buster Olney is reporting that the Rays are prepared to deal David Price "right now".  The trade market is obviously heating up and thhe Cardinals appear to be looking to make a big splash this time around.  But what do the Cards have to offer the sellers as the trade season heats up?Here's a look at some of the players that the Cards might be willing to part with...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Martinez: A deeper look at his first two starts

Everyone knows that Carlos Martinez possesses likely the most electrifying arm the Cardinals organization has seen come through.  He can be an enigma out of the pen – lights out one night, wild and eminently hittable the next.  Many have clamored to see him in the starting rotation, and the recent injuries to Joe Kelly, Jaime Garcia, and Michael Wacha have now thrown the door...
Via Cardinals Farm
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Martinez's initial reaction to tonight's start? Yawn (but he brightened up)

ST. LOUIS -- When Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez first learned he would be starting against the Mets on Monday night, he shrugged. Like, "Whatever, dude, I'm good." Seriously? The 22-year-old finally was being given his first chance to start this season and "that's fine" is all the excitement he could muster. Mike Matheny would have none of that...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cards manager addresses Carlos Martinez's Twitter porn favorites

In a series of truly unfortunate and hilarious events, the St. Louis Cardinals were obligated to address how one of the team’s players Twitter accounts was populated with porn. On Tuesday, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny awkwardly discussed how the favorties page on pitcher Carlos Martinez’s Twitter account was chock-full of pornographic images. Deadspin posted Martinez’s […...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 25, 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

Are the Cardinals using Carlos Martinez as a trade chip?

A report from Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune indicates that the White Sox turned down a deal that involved Cardinals prospect Carlos Martinez and the White Sox's shortstop Alexei Ramirez.  However, that report was later contradicted by a tweet from Jon Heyman, who said the Sox did not turn down such an offer, but that he would not be surprised if the Cards were interested...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Don’t forget about Carlos Martinez

With Jake Westbrook formalizing a one-year contract extension with the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, it brings the future of the rotation into focus. Next season, the major league club will have six experienced starters without Kyle Lohse, whose departure seems more likely given Westbrook’s new deal. The six are Adam Wainwright, Chris Carpenter, Westbrook, Jaime Garcia,...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
August 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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