Chris Carpenter

USA Today Sports has reported that the Mariners have been somehow leveraged into a 7 year, $175M contract extension for Felix Hernandez, because you can never pay too much to be a solid 4th place ahead of the Astros.  Granted, that shouldn’t be viewed as the floor for an Adam Wainwright extension, but even seeing [...]

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CARPe Dammit!

by on February 5, 2013 · 1 comment

“…very unlikely that he will pitch in 2013.” – John Mozeliak, Cardinals GM (about 20 minutes ago) “Well, FU*%!” -Me, just now If it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, then it’s probably forced retirement in the near future.  Grrr.

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This bit of news is a few weeks old, but I wanted to share for multiple reasons. One, someone had a chance at, and presumably won, a fishing trip with Chris Carpenter.  I wonder if they listened to this before bidding? I mean, seriously, does last off-season’s snake/naked man/excursion deter potential bidders from the four-day [...]

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Every year the members of the United Cardinal Bloggers (UCB) pause for a few moments to bestow honors and blah, blah, blah.  Without any more of that ado that apparently there is much of for no reason, here is my UCB Awards ballot.

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Sometime in mid-August (ok, August 12 to be exact – it’s right there on the Tweeter box) Cardinal fan Will Leitch began a dialogue “with” the Cardinals. Er, maybe AT the Cardinals is more appropriate. The first installment was posted Wednesday and the completion of the regular season was posted yesterday. With Will’s permission, and [...]

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Nostradennis

by on October 23, 2012 · 8 comments

Based on what we saw in 2012, feigned knowledge of the minor league system, and some tarot cards someone left in the driveway, I shall attempt to predict the future.  Barring an unexpected retirement or alien abduction, the 2013 Cardinals have roughly $89.5M guaranteed in salary to 9 players.  Add up some guesstimates for arbitration-eligible [...]

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The 2012 season for the St. Louis Cardinals came to a rather abrupt, sobering halt tonight.  Taking time to reflect and collect one’s thoughts before writing a post-mortem might be a savvy move.  I am not that man.  So, please go elsewhere for brevity, hat tipping, and the usual exchange of pleasantries that often follows [...]

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Just like that, less than 48 hours removed from another thrilling do-or-die postseason victory, the Cardinals have negated the San Francisco Giants’ home-field advantage by winning Game One of the NLCS. The win wasn’t without its own fair share of heartburn, though, as the hometown Giants tried their best to replicate the Cards’ miracle comeback [...]

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If you saw any baseball on this same day in 2011, you undoubtedly remember at least some sense of euphoria or bitter disappointment, or maybe even both simultaneously.  Game 162 for a good portion of the teams in MLB usually amounts to either one last opportunity to see prospects in game action or a chance [...]

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Work Excuses for Friday

by on September 18, 2012 · 4 comments

Feeling like you may have a touch of the 96-hour flu coming on?  Have a tummy ache that seems destined to make you feel tethered to your bathroom for a few days?  Decided you cannot possibly miss Chris Carpenter’s return to the rotation at 1:20pm on Friday against the Cubs?  Wait….wut? Obviously Mike Matheny wasn’t [...]

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