Chris Carpenter - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Chris Carpenter

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Chris Carpenter

Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:42 pm

Press conference today at Busch, Mozeliak says Carpenter is unlikely to pitch this year. Speculation is he will retire.
Image
Pogotheostrich
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyePick 3 Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 21610
(Past Year: 379)
Joined: 9 Dec 2002
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: St. Louis

Re: Chris Carpenter

Postby ironman » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:55 am

That's a shame. Obviously looking at my avatar I'm not exactly a Cards fan, but I always appreciated Carpenter's play.
Image
Wendigo's Camaro
ironman
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterCafe RankerEagle EyeWeb Supporter
Posts: 4901
(Past Year: 97)
Joined: 28 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Dubuque

Re: Chris Carpenter

Postby ironman » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:57 am

That being said do the Cards go back to Lohse now? I also heard suggestions on MLB radio this morning about making a trade for Bud Norris. That's just speculation but Norris back in the NL Central would be a nice fantasy sleeper.
Image
Wendigo's Camaro
ironman
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterCafe RankerEagle EyeWeb Supporter
Posts: 4901
(Past Year: 97)
Joined: 28 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Dubuque

Re: Chris Carpenter

Postby ayebatter » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:59 am

If he retires doesn't he then give up his 2013 salary, if so I'd imagine he doesn't make this an official announcement but talks about his 2014 comeback.
So-Cal 25 Club _762_
ayebatter
Moderator
Moderator

User avatar
ModeratorCafeholicResponse TeamMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 12173
(Past Year: 1387)
Joined: 15 Dec 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: I CAN SEE FOR MILES

Re: Chris Carpenter

Postby ccwindsong » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:52 pm

All the reports point to retirement...he would be 38 next season.
ccwindsong
Little League Legend
Little League Legend

User avatar

Posts: 10
(Past Year: 5)
Joined: 6 Feb 2013
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Chris Carpenter

Postby GiantsFan14 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:15 pm

ccwindsong wrote:All the reports point to retirement...he would be 38 next season.


Yes, but it's pretty rare for a guy to just walk away leaving $12 million on the table. Unlikely he straight up retires.
Image
25
@FBC_GiantsFan14 on Twitter
GiantsFan14
Baseball Scribe
Baseball Scribe

User avatar
EditorCafeholicResponse TeamCafe WriterGraphics ExpertMock(ing) DrafterWeb SupporterPick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 14134
(Past Year: 427)
Joined: 12 Mar 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: BUSTER HATH ARRIVED

Re: Chris Carpenter

Postby Ender » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:57 am

The classy move would be to just retire and you know how the Cardinals are classy... only they never do the classy thing and there is no reason to expect him to do it. I hate to see anyone get injured but he was one of the bigger tools in baseball and I can't imagine a scenario where he lets the team off the hook.
Ender
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

CafeholicFantasy Expert
Posts: 7733
Joined: 30 Apr 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Chris Carpenter

Postby Skin Blues » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:03 am

He won't retire, and he shouldn't. The risk of injury is taken into account when teams sign pitchers to contracts. Why should an injured pitcher let the team off the hook for his salary, since we know a team wouldn't give a player an extra $5M for every season they stay healthy?

Anyway, for fantasy purposes it really doesn't matter. He's effectively retired, or at least inactive for the 2013 season.
Skin Blues
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 3080
(Past Year: 150)
Joined: 11 Apr 2010
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Chris Carpenter

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:38 am

Ender wrote:The classy move would be to just retire and you know how the Cardinals are classy... only they never do the classy thing and there is no reason to expect him to do it. I hate to see anyone get injured but he was one of the bigger tools in baseball and I can't imagine a scenario where he lets the team off the hook.


Carpenter is very competitve when he is pitching so I see where you might have that impression of him. I haven't heard any of his former teammates say a bad word about him. The only complaint I've heard have been from guys that played against him.
Image
Pogotheostrich
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyePick 3 Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 21610
(Past Year: 379)
Joined: 9 Dec 2002
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: St. Louis


Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: buiviopaufamp and 7 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Thursday, Aug. 21
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Houston at NY Yankees
(1:05 pm)
Cleveland at Minnesota
(1:10 pm)
Detroit at Tampa Bay
(1:10 pm)
indoors
Arizona at Washington
(4:05 pm)
LA Angels at Boston
(7:10 pm)
Atlanta at Cincinnati
(7:10 pm)
San Francisco at Chi Cubs
(8:05 pm)
San Diego at LA Dodgers
(10:10 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact