I think that's underselling him. He can be more efficient and go deeper into games. If he gets ahead on more hitters he will.
I wrote about this at the end of spring training. The only way I can see it is if he is willing to take less money to join a team that he feels is better positioned to win a championship. Or has an MVP season that means he can get as much on a new deal with a team better positioned to win. I think it's very unlikely, but assuming it's impossible is not wise. The option exists. Twice.
The Chat. People helping people. Love to see it. Is it legal? Don't ask me. No comment. No clue.
Jay Bruce was making $1.35 million this season. Carpenter's making $18.5 million. That is a good reason to keep showing up at the ballpark and hunting for a breakthrough. Not saying it's the only reason. Carpenter is a proud guy who wants to play well. And he can point to numbers he and the team feel suggest he can shake this seasons-long decline. We don't have to buy into those numbers, and few are. But to ignore the money involved here, on both sides, would be shortsighted.
He was asked about it by DG a while back and gave his thoughts. The article should be available on the website. I think it was a notebook lead.
It's fascinating to see the Carpenter-caused fury I see online and in these chats compared with the curtain call he got at the ballpark after his home run. I don't know what to make of that.
The Cards should probably cool it a bit on rushing to give unproven players unnecessary extensions. Some more seasoning would be wise. No need to rush.
Gant has given the Cardinals better chances to win than Carlos. Just the truth.
Making that declaration after one start following a return from a spring injury seems a bit rushed to me as well.
If he is, it didn't make the media guide. But he does apparently like flying drones, so maybe he's related to Trevor Bauer?
Catching up on some of this now. Awesome. Never doubt the power of the fans. Fans are the reason all of these sports and leagues exist. Too often owners forget that.
I think more than anything he's figuring out his teammates and vice versa, and getting used to new fields and defensive alignments. I think those couple of errors are going to be few and far between soon.
Cardinals outfield offense has quietly climbed up to being middle-of-pack in the National League. OPS of .735 as of today. Having Tommy Edman out there helps. As does Justin Williams finding something close to a groove.
An arbitration panel determined the NLF can indeed buy the property for a dollar after the lease expires in 2025, even if the lease is determined before then.