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Why Carlos Martinez Cannot be Traded

With the 2015 St. Louis Cardinals reporting to spring training, the subject of Oscar Taveras’ tragic death is again front and center. While memorializing the late outfielder is on the minds of some, the club is also reinforcing with Taveras’ teammates the importance of sound decision-making when drinking is involved. The entire subject of how to properly remember Taveras remains...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

More mature Martinez ready to win Cardinals' rotation spot

JUPITER, Fla. -- It seems as if everyone in St. Louis Cardinals' camp is noticing the difference in pitcher Carlos Martinez. And it has nothing to do with his 100-mph fastball. "A year ago you'd just see a kid bounding around here. It's amazing the transformation," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said Monday. "In general there's a whole different demeanor to him." The Cardinals are...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Believing in Carlos Martinez

Cardinal Nation has made plenty of noise this offseason about the need for a starting pitcher. When news broke that Cole Hamels, David Price, and hometown kid Max Scherzer were on the block with a price tag hanging off their pitching hands, twitter heated up a cold winter and threw a few logs on the fire around the Hot Stove. Set in stone were four rotation members for the St. Louis...
Via Cardinals Farm
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Martinez flips bat about 20 feet high (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez drew some unneeded attention to himself when he flipped his bat behind him in disgust and it flew about 20 feet high while grounding out during Sunday's game in Milwaukee. It happened in the top of the third just as Martinez hit a ground ball to second base. Martinez was frustrated with the easy out...
Via Holdout Sports
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Martinez: A deeper look at his first two starts

Everyone knows that Carlos Martinez possesses likely the most electrifying arm the Cardinals organization has seen come through.  He can be an enigma out of the pen – lights out one night, wild and eminently hittable the next.  Many have clamored to see him in the starting rotation, and the recent injuries to Joe Kelly, Jaime Garcia, and Michael Wacha have now thrown the door...
Via Cardinals Farm
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Monday Poll: What role should Carlos Martinez have to start the season?

Carlos Martinez was the first starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals this spring, while that doesn’t mean much, could it be foreshadowing? Although not considered a rookie, Martinez has very limited experience at the major league level, including innings pitched. Will these factors help determine his role to start the season? Let’s take a look at the three possible destinations...
Via Cardinals Farm
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cards manager addresses Carlos Martinez's Twitter porn favorites

In a series of truly unfortunate and hilarious events, the St. Louis Cardinals were obligated to address how one of the team’s players Twitter accounts was populated with porn. On Tuesday, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny awkwardly discussed how the favorties page on pitcher Carlos Martinez’s Twitter account was chock-full of pornographic images. Deadspin posted Martinez’s […...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Martinez is battling for Cardinals rotation? Who might he beat out?

The most interesting news out of the Cardinals Spring Training camp so far is that Carlos Martinez will be used as a starter.  It seemed almost a foregone conclusion that Martinez would be relegated to the pen.  The Cardinals return starters Adam Wainwright, Michael Wacha, Shelby Miller and Lance Lynn this year and Jaime Garcia appears to be fully recovered from 2013 shoulder surgery...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Martinez’ starting role this spring is business as usual

In my travels around the net, I have seen an increased level of interest on the point of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez being prepared this spring as a starter. In fact, he will get the ball in the team’s Florida opener on Friday, February 28. (Full spring schedule is here.) Some, looking from a different vantage point, have extended that to suggest the organization...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What is the best way to develop the Cardinals' Carlos Martinez in the 2014 season?

Derrick Goold posted an interesting article a couple days ago stating that Carlos Martinez could be this year's Trevor Rosenthal.If you remember, Rosenthal was slated to compete for a rotation spot in the spring, along with Joe Kelly and Shelby Miller.  However, he was bumped to the bullpen without really getting a shot at the rotation, while Kelly and Miller battled it out for...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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