The Major League Baseball world was shocked on Tuesday when the Cardinals announced that ace Chris Carpenter was going to miss the entire 2013 season, thus likely ending his career. Carpenter was a fierce competitor who was well liked not only in the Cards clubhouse but through-out MLB.
Here are some reactions from former teammates, baby birds, and current teammates, as well as analysts from Twitter.
Former teammate Albert Pujols
Sad to hear the news of #ChrisCarpenter and hoping for a quick recovery. Sending prayers to one of the toughest men in baseball
— Albert Pujols (@PujolsFive) February 5, 2013
ESPN Insider Jim Bowden
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) February 5, 2013
Shelby Miller, a possible replacement for Carp in the rotation
I know Carp will do whatever it takes to pitch again #leader
— Shelby C Miller (@ShelbyMiller19) February 6, 2013
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Sam LeClure
I'm sure many reds fans won't necessarily agree, but I've always been a big Chris Carpenter fan, I hope he isn't done, guy is a bulldog
— Sam LeCure (@mrLeCure) February 5, 2013
Tyrell Jenkins, a Cardinals top prospect
Ahh man not Carp..
— Brotha Jenkins™ (@TyrellJenkins14) February 5, 2013
MLB.com writer Richard Justice
Chris Carpenter was postseason money. In 18 starts, he was 10-4 with a 3.00 ERA. In 4 World Series starts, he was 3-0 with a 2.00 ERA.
— Richard Justice (@richardjustice) February 5, 2013
Casey Rasmus, current Baby Bird and also brother to former Cardinal Colby Rasmus
— David Freese (@Freeser6) February 5, 2013
Gonna miss 29 on the mound this year. What a competitor, teammate, leader, and friend most of all.
— Jason Motte (@JMotte30) February 5, 2013