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John Lackey anchors Cardinals rotation

When Chris Carpenter finally retired after missing the 2013 season, I thought to myself: ‘this truly is the end of an era for Cardinals baseball.’ Growing up, Carpenter was my favorite pitcher to watch on the Cardinals because of his high level of intensity and competitiveness. When Carpenter retired I realized that it could be quite a while before we see another pitcher with...
Via STLSportsMinute
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Carpenter To “Take A Break” From Duties With Cardinals

From the New Hampshire Union-Leader via Redbird Rants, Chris Carpenter will be “taking a break” from his duties at a Special Assistant to the General Manager of the Cardinals. In a January 2014 report by the Post-Dispatch: Mozeliak announced this morning that they came to an agreement on a position, one that would not be in uniform. Carpenter is interested in learning about various...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

WAR Graph Wednesday: The C(h)ris Carpenter Trio

My sincere apologies to you that look forward to this feature on any sort of regular basis. I mean, it’s been what, six or eight months? Well, have I got just the thing for you. Recently Fangraphs added pitchers to their venerable tool of time-suck, opening up a wide new world of players for us to compare and contrast here. Today I bring to you The C(h)ris Carpenter Trio (by now...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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, a chauffeur...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
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

Chris Carpenter Retires From Baseball

Over 5 different seasons, Christopher Carpenter made 7 starts.  Not 7 starts per season. In 2003, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013 he was able to take the ball to start a professional baseball game for a Cardinals, a team that had playoff aspirations, a TOTAL of 7 times. Yes, I'm aware that Mr. Carpenter retired this week; not trying to be a dick.  But for other teams...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Stay tuned for Chris Carpenter's next move -- just not as a player

ST. LOUIS -- That Chris Carpenter officially announced his retirement Wednesday afternoon wasn't a surprise. When the 38-year-old right-hander walked off the mound in Memphis on that steamy Saturday night in July, his final comeback attempt felt like it was over, and it was. Still, you can count on Carpenter to be good for at least one more surprise. That depends, of course, on...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter retires

After not pitching in the majors at all in 2013, Chris Carpenter retired on Wednesday. The Cardinals announced Carpenter's decision at a press conference where they also announced that manager Mike Matheny had been signed to a three-year contract extension through 2017. Retirement actually appeared to be in the cards (no pun intended) for Carpenter heading into the 2012 season...
Via The Outside Corner
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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