No one is driving decision on Chris Carpenter's role with Cardinals

JUPITER, Fla. -- John Mozeliak stands outside an oversized SUV in the Cardinals' parking lot at Roger Dean Stadium on Wednesday morning, waiting on a driver to zip him and his assistants up I-95 for the club's spring training game at Port St. Lucie. Suddenly, to-go cup of coffee in hand, Chris Carpenter strides out of the clubhouse and slips into the driver's seat. Ah...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Chris Carpenter fans should pull for Josh Beckett

Sure, Josh Beckett plays for the rival Los Angeles Dodgers, the new Yankees in terms of player payroll escalation and the St. Louis Cardinals’ bitter opponent in the 2013 National League Championship Series. Yes, prior to that, Beckett headed the rotation of the Boston Red Sox, the club that painfully defeated the Cardinals in both the 2004 and 2013 World Series. In all fairness...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the last 10 St. Louis Cardinals teams

The St. Louis Cardinals are a franchise with rich tradition that creates lofty expectations.  The 2013 season was no different, and falling just short of a World Series championship leaves mixed feeling.  Now that the dust has settled from the 2013 season, here is a look at how the 2013 Cardinals compared to the other Redbird teams of the past decade.  All stats are from baseball...
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

TCN blog 2013 top story #9: Chris Carpenter finally gives in

Though it will never be proven conclusively, I believe that 38-year-old Chris Carpenter shot his final bullets in a final blaze of glory as he led the St. Louis Cardinals to the 2011 World Championship. Despite an inspirational comeback after surgery in an attempt to relieve the numbing symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome, Carpenter was relatively ineffective in the final days...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: 5 thoughts on Game 5

The St. Louis Cardinals head into yet another elimination game Wednesday in Game 5 of the NLDS.  Here are some quick thoughts about the final game against the Pirates.   1)       This series makes it four straight playoff series for the Cardinals where the series has gone the maximum number of games (Not counting last year’s Wild Card game) dating back to the 2011 World...
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Carpenter stops rehab assignment

St. Louis Cardinals star pitcher Chris Carpenter said he is going to have to take a step back from baseball, and halt his rehab. “Going to take a step back,” the veteran right-hander told reporters on Tuesday afternoon at Busch Stadium. Carpenter was shelled for four runs on nine hits over 3 1/3 innings this past Saturday at Triple-A Memphis and had a familiar feeling of numbness...
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Carpenter has “long way to go” before return to Cardinals

Chris Carpenter, pitcher for the St Louis Cardinals is attempting to come back from chronic nerve disorder but the 2005 NL Cy Young Award winner realizes he has a lot to do before he returns to St. Louis. “I have a long way to go before I can get outs up there,” Carpenter told the St. Louis Dispatch. “If I can’t get outs down here, never mind getting outs up there.” Carpenter...
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Chris Carpenter may not be done, starting throwing program

Put the gold watch back in the box and cancel the balloon and cake orders.  Chris Carpenter may not be thrown a retirement party after all.  The veteran St. Louis Cardinals' ace announced earlier this year that he would not be able to pitch this season and would possibly even retire.  However, he is working on a possible comeback. Joe DiGiovanni of says Carpenter...
Via MLB Injury News
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals lose more than a pitcher in Chris Carpenter

The St. Louis Cardinals have lost a lot with the potential retirement of right-handed ace Chris Carpenter. They lost a post-season wonder that has helped take them to glory. They lost a veteran that could be counted on to do what it took to play if it could be done. They lost a valuable face of the franchise. Most importantly they lost a leader that led by example. Chris Carpenter...
Via Players View
February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Carpenter: Cardinals' ace skated with the St. Louis Blues during NHL lockout

St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter is a bulldog on the mound.  He pitches with grit, exuberance, and intensity each time he takes the hill. Ironically enough, those are the same type of adjectives often used to describe hockey players. Carpenter played a lot of hockey during his high school days and evidently, has played quite a bit of hockey this offseason as well. According...
Via STLSportsMinute
January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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