Matt Carpenter, Cards reach 2-year extension

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Re: Matt Carpenter, Cards reach 2-year extension

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cardsfantx wrote:
June 10 21, 4:50 pm
My god

Thought this bump meant we were extending him again

And carp sucks
haltz wrote:
June 10 21, 4:19 pm
Carpenter has hit .263/.391/.474 since the end of April when we all tried to figure out why the x-stats were bogus and didn't apply to him.

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Re: Matt Carpenter, Cards reach 2-year extension

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InvincibleCakeEater wrote:
June 10 21, 4:52 pm
cardsfantx wrote:
June 10 21, 4:50 pm
My god

Thought this bump meant we were extending him again

And carp sucks
haltz wrote:
June 10 21, 4:19 pm
Carpenter has hit .263/.391/.474 since the end of April when we all tried to figure out why the x-stats were bogus and didn't apply to him.
Still sucks

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Re: Matt Carpenter, Cards reach 2-year extension

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cardsfantx wrote:
June 10 21, 6:28 pm
InvincibleCakeEater wrote:
June 10 21, 4:52 pm
cardsfantx wrote:
June 10 21, 4:50 pm
My god

Thought this bump meant we were extending him again

And carp sucks
haltz wrote:
June 10 21, 4:19 pm
Carpenter has hit .263/.391/.474 since the end of April when we all tried to figure out why the x-stats were bogus and didn't apply to him.
Still sucks
Last 14 days: .320/.414/.520 in 29 PA's

It hurts our defense, but while he's hot we should be going with Marp at 2B, Edman in RF until Bader returns.

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Re: Matt Carpenter, Cards reach 2-year extension

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Arbitrary 29 PAs is nice and he’s been a fine bench bat/PH but not sure I like him at 2B much when anything he does is negated by not making an easy double play or whatever.

0.2 fWAR

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Re: Matt Carpenter, Cards reach 2-year extension

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Big Amoco Sign wrote:
June 10 21, 9:59 pm
Arbitrary 29 PAs is nice and he’s been a fine bench bat/PH but not sure I like him at 2B much when anything he does is negated by not making an easy double play or whatever.

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Well Bader and even Justin Williams are now on the DL. You're playing either Edman or Lane Thomas in the OF. With DeJong back you can play Sosa at 2B to put better defense out there, but Sosa has ran cold after his late May hot streak.

I'll take the hot bat and the defensive hit for now. When Bader returns, Marp can go back to his PH role. We all know Marp is an incredibly streaky hitter, and it would be foolish not to take advantage of one of his hotter streaks.

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Is he on course for 550 PAs?

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Famous Mortimer wrote:
June 11 21, 7:46 am
Is he on course for 550 PAs?
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In the long run, no.

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Famous Mortimer wrote:
June 11 21, 7:46 am
Is he on course for 550 PAs?
Nowhere close. He's at 119 PA's right now. 100 games remaining, he would have to average over 4 PA's per every remaining game.

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I’ll take Sosa at 2b and edman in RF.

Leave carp as a bench bat.

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Re: Matt Carpenter, Cards reach 2-year extension

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cardsfantx wrote:
June 10 21, 4:50 pm
My god

Thought this bump meant we were extending him again

And carp sucks
It scares me too, but unfortunately it's not something we can totally rule out.

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