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MATT CARPENTER RUMORS

Hummel on Carpenter: 'He knows he's 0-for-17 right now'

What is going on with Matt Carpenter at the plate? The St. Louis Cardinals third baseman is struggling to find his groove during the dog days of the season.  After going 0-for-5 in Saturday's game, he was given Sunday off to rest his body and his mind. Hall-of-Fame baseball writer Rick Hummel joined CBS Sports Radio 920 in St. Louis on Monday to talk about Carpenter's struggles...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Curtis: How to look at the downswing of Matt Carpenter

Over the opening month of the 2015 season, the St. Louis Cardinals’ third baseman was making an early case for the National League Most Valuable Player Award. Matt Carpenter hit thirteen “two-baggers” in the month of April out of his familiar leadoff spot. An exceptional start to the season led us to believing that this season would slap his very good 2013 in the face. Well...
Via STLSportsMinute
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Carpenter on his July Youth Camp, His Dad and His Future

Perhaps more so than any other St. Louis Cardinals player, Matt Carpenter personifies the self-made, tough, never-give-up image of one of baseball’s most successful franchises. The third baseman was born into a Texas baseball family headed by one of the nation’s most successful coaches and now wants to share his knowledge with the youths of the St. Louis area. Carpenter is hosting...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

How Underrated is Matt Carpenter?

It’s tougher garnering sympathy when you’re a part of the St. Louis Cardinals, a club that has reached the postseason seven times and secured two World Series over the past 10 years. With one of the best front offices in the game, the Cardinals rarely miss on a player—whether it be a draftee or free agent signing. Even when they do, their abundance of talent typically makes...
Via The Sports Post
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Why Matt Carpenter has been the biggest surprise

Matt Carpenter, the St. Louis Cardinals’ starting third baseman has been coming through for the ball club at a very consistent rate in 2014. Carpenter currently leads the starting players with an impressive .378 on base percentage, racking up 78 hits on the season so far. The utility player holds a .287 batting average with 272 trips to the plate. The 28-year-old lefty also poses...
Via isportsweb.com
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

What Is The Matt-er with St. Louis Cardinals Offense?

Losses in the first two games of their three-game set with the National League Central division leading Milwaukee Brewers has many St. Louis Cardinals fans wondering if the 2014 Cardinals are ever going to snap out of the collective offensive funk they have been in for the entire month of April. With these two losses to the Brewers the Redbirds now trail the Brew Crew by 6.5 games...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Carpenter finds his doppelganger in Sochi

  ST. LOUIS -- If Charles Hamelin ever needs a body double, Matt Carpenter could be his guy. At least Matt Carpenter seems to think so. The St. Louis Cardinals' third baseman posted a photo on Instagram on Tuesday morning of his "twin" -- Hamelin, the Canadian short-track speedskater. The photo was accompanied by the words: "Not sure when I became an Olympic skater.... #twins #mylook...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Should St. Louis Cardinals move Matt Carpenter out of leadoff spot?

St. Louis Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter became another unexpected St. Louis baseball sensation in 2013 when he took to a new position in the field and the lineup and finished fourth in the National League Most Valuable Player voting, but he might have to go through just as many changes in 2014. Carpenter became the starting second baseman for the Cardinals after Skip Schumaker...
Via i70baseball
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

TCN blog 2013 top story #4: Matt Carpenter’s rise

As 2013 began, Matt Carpenter was still known by many St. Louis Cardinals observers as the “other” Carpenter. By the end of the season, he cemented his place in the Cardinals lineup and in fans’ hearts. With the retirement of veteran Chris Carpenter this fall, he can now be “Carp” for years to come. What the now-28-year-old accomplished this past year was nothing short...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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