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Postby TheAbreu » Tue Jun 29, 2004 8:17 pm

From what I've seen of him this season, I must say that I believe he's for real. He's got a killer curve, Daryl Kile-like, and great composure on the hill. Last week, he brushed off Sosa with a fastball and then proceeded to throw an amazing hook for strike 3. I think the Cards got another late-blooming Toronto Blue Jay, although Carpenter has bloomed at a much younger age than Williams did
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:02 pm

Carpenters talent was always there, but he had a major arm injury. I believe it was Tommy John. I think he is for real, I had him and traded him for Fransisco Cordero ( ;-D )
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Postby DaQ » Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:17 pm

He may be for real, but I always had a bad feeling about him. A few years ago, I was about to pick him up but his ERA sky-rocketed and I left him in the free agent pool.

Oh yeah, some guy in one of my leagues offered me Carpenter for Oswalt, saying Carpenter obviously has more talent - and he meant it.. Kinda explains why the kid keeps saiying he'll catch me, but falls further back each day.
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Postby KULCAT » Wed Jun 30, 2004 12:18 am

Carpenter has been for real for a long time now. I dont think he´ll be this good in the second half
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Postby BillyMafia » Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:13 am

I'm from St Louis but not a homer though. I was very skeptical of Carpentar coming in to the season but Cardinal management, coaches and players kept raving about him. I am starting to believe he is for real. He has very good presence on the mound.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:29 am

the only thing i would be worried about is him tiring out in the second half. he hadnt pitched in a while before this year.
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Postby slomo007 » Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:38 am

Trust me when I say this: Sell High.

Does anyone honestly think he will continue this kind of production. Even if he is for real as many are saying, there is still almost no chance of him continuing to pitch like he is. As others have said, he hasn't played a full season in who knows how long, so do you expect him to just come out of nowhere and become an ace?

His value is very high right now, so try to deal him for a struggling pitcher like Roy Halladay (it's a stretch I know, but someone out there would do it I'm sure), or Brandon Webb.
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Postby mikcou » Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:51 am

i think he could keep it up as long as stays healthy. I saw him pitch when he was just coming up with toronto, he was pretty impressive. ;-D
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