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MATT CARPENTER RUMORS

Cardinals value Carpenter's plate discipline more than his TCU coach did

ST. LOUIS -- When Matt Carpenter played at TCU, he showed the same dogged discipline at the plate that he does for the Cardinals. But in college, his excellent eye wasn't always so appreciated. "I didn't need him to lead off. I needed him to hit," TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle said Wednesday. "He would get in 3-1 counts with a runner on first and second and that...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Predicting the second half

The first half of Major League Baseball has come and gone and the St. Louis Cardinals are where I believed them to be.  Finishing second, one game back from the Milwaukee Brewers with a 52-44 record. As I predicted, the Cards finished the first half slightly above .500 while still in the hunt for a weakened National League Central Division. By far the Cardinals’ best player from...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Carpenter, a two-time All-Star, has become even better leadoff man

ST. LOUIS -- Ask Matt Carpenter to learn second base and, practically overnight, he becomes an All-Star second baseman. Put him at the top of the batting order and, by the end of the season, he's become as productive as any leadoff hitter in the game. Move him back to third base and, like he never left, he makes another All-Star team. "I like being known as just a baseball...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 08, 2014  |  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

MLB Series of the Weekend: Cardinals Host Nationals, Two Hot Pitching Staffs to Square Off

After getting hot in mid-May, the Cards have been inconsistent in June—as their poor run production has led to a lack of support for strong starting pitching. Offense: St. Louis’ lack of offensive steadiness has been exemplified many times in recent weeks. The Cards’ bats were held silent on June 1 and 2—shut out in back-to-back contests against San Francisco and Kansas City...
Via The Sports Daily
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Carpenter grinds away patiently waiting to find 'groove' at the plate

ST. LOUIS -- Most of his teammates already had headed into their Sunday night when Matt Carpenter, still in uniform, entered the Cardinals' clubhouse. He quickly changed into his workout shorts and hustled out the other door. Wow, you think, this guy really does work hard. The Cardinals had just finished a stretch of nine games in 10 days with a day off coming on Monday and he...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 19, 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

WATCH: Matt Carpenter makes funny face

We’ve gotten some pretty great baseball GIFs so far in this young season, but this one – featuring Matt Carpenter’s derp face – is definitely the greatest, and it may never be topped for the rest of the year. If that derp face is juicin’ (and it very well may be) it’s still getting into the Hall of Fame on the first ticket. That’s about as good as it gets, ladies and...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 15, 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

Matt Carpenter for MVP: Now it’s Getting Serious

Several months I wrote this article arguing that Matt Carpenter could win the MVP. In the article I pointed out how it wasn’t such a wild idea; how he had the numbers for the sabermetrics community along with being a professional workhorse who switched positions for the betterment of the team, which pleases the more traditionalist crowd. I finished the article with: So all of this...
Via i70baseball
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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