February 6th, 2013
Major League Baseball Reacts to the Chris Carpenter News
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
ESPN Insider Jim Bowden
Chris Carpenter lifetime 144-94 with 3.76 ERA and 1.27 WHIP, 3 All Stars, Cy Young Award, 20-game winner #Ace #Cards
Shelby Miller, a possible replacement for Carp in the rotation
I know Carp will do whatever it takes to pitch again #leader
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
Tyrell Jenkins, a Cardinals top prospect
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.
Casey Rasmus, current Baby Bird and also brother to former Cardinal Colby Rasmus
Wow. Chris Carpenter done? What a competitor. Hopefully we haven’t seen the last of him. #CardinalNation
Carp. 1 of the best teammates around. Heck of a competitor, impeccable leader. Passion for the game & to win, cant top. #ace #mlb #stlcards
Gonna miss 29 on the mound this year. What a competitor, teammate, leader, and friend most of all.
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