He’s gonna be a cy young contender with someone but it’s not going to be us I’m afraid
Saw a game a couple of years ago that Smoltz's was doing as Martinez pitched for the Cards. They had played together in Smoltz last year, he was saying the same thing. Great arm, and he wants to nibble to get outs.
Couldn’t agree more. Carp hitting .080 and in the lineup at all is bad. But putting him 5th? Or even in the 2 spot like they did the other day? Inexcusable. These guys have to understand that this business is harsh. It’s not like Carp is in a slump for the first time. It has been THREE YEARS of this. Cut bait and move on. It’s like firing Prohm...you like the guy, but you could not do much worse by putting a sack of potatoes in his spot. Give Nogowski or someone a chance to produce. You know what you have with Carp, which is nothing.Saw a game a couple of years ago that Smoltz's was doing as Martinez pitched for the Cards. They had played together in Smoltz last year, he was saying the same thing. Great arm, and he wants to nibble to get outs.
Been a Cards fan my entire life and I will say I am tired of seeing Martinez on the mound and Carp in the lineup. Carp is hitting .080 for the year, and we are giving him at bats. Let him heat up and then we can move him to save some money some have said. Well he is not going to hit, and if he did, the Cards would play him more and not move him to save money.
We need Martinez until we rotation gets healthy, once they do, put him in the bullpen and release Carp before the season gets away from us.
I read that earlier as well. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a FO person be so blunt about a player with the media. Credit to MO for being honest. I wonder how the clubhouse views that kind of talk. He’s not speaking anything but the truth, but I’d love to know what the players think of what he said.
BenFred: Mozeliak shoots straight on Cardinals' Carpenter conundrum, suggests opportunities could be decreasing'Look, you can only build a line of reasoning for so long,' Mozeliak said. 'At some point in this game you are truly measured on what you do.'www.stltoday.com
Yeah, I’m glad he’s hanging it up too. It seems like he’s gotten really bad this year. He doesn’t have any fire in his voice, almost like he’s bored or not even really knowing what’s going on. He’s always been pretty bad, but at least he was excited and jovial...not this year. He butchers players names, mixes up which players are on which team, and repeats the same stats/jokes multiple times in the same inning.This may be unpopular, and don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved listening to the guy for years but Mike Shannon is almost impossible to listen to this year. I have absolutely no clue what’s going on at any time when he’s announcing. He reacts to a two out single the exact same way as he would to a grand slam. Glad he is getting his victory lap this year but good lord, it should’ve been three years ago.
That’s a great question and I was wondering the same. I don’t know what ex-players there are that have that bent for announcing. Brad Thompson does a nice job but I don’t think he’s high profile enough. Edmonds does a great job for TV but doesn’t seem like a play by play guy.Nice series sweep. On to Shannon, I have loved hearing him for twenty plus years but like others have said its time to walk into the sunset. It was always comical to hear him get really giggly when he was 3/4 in the bag.
Who would take over for him?
That makes a lot of sense. And I agree with Edmonds, he does a great job on tv.That’s a great question and I was wondering the same. I don’t know what ex-players there are that have that bent for announcing. Brad Thompson does a nice job but I don’t think he’s high profile enough. Edmonds does a great job for TV but doesn’t seem like a play by play guy.
Maybe they have Rooney take over then find a former player just for color/fill-in.
Well...I completely forgot about Rick Horton. I’m guessing Rooney/Horton take over.
Yeah for sure. He’s always been pretty bad at actually calling the game. But at least before he was actually entertaining. You had no idea what the count or score was, but he’d keep going on some wild story. Now he just seems lost and confused.I'm a Mike fan. But he's lived a fast life since the 60s, and the amount of happy juice has consumed along with an aged body has caught up with him. Hell he had crazy calls in the 80s. Living legacy but time to lower the curtain.