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    Redbirds not missing Albert

    The Cardinals pull another stud out of their farm. Filling in for Lance Berkman this weekend: In the three-game series, Matt Carpenter was 7-for-12 with a double, two triples, a homer and seven RBIs as a substitute for Lance Berkman.

    Read more here: http://www.bnd.com/2012/04/15/214218...#storylink=cpy

    Article says Freese and Berkman are back Tuesday vs our Reds, plus this stud carpenter will be pestering us. Losing Albert really isn't going to hurt the Redbirds much at all.
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    Re: Redbirds not missing Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by powersackers View Post
    The Cardinals pull another stud out of their farm. Filling in for Lance Berkman this weekend: In the three-game series, Matt Carpenter was 7-for-12 with a double, two triples, a homer and seven RBIs as a substitute for Lance Berkman.

    Read more here: http://www.bnd.com/2012/04/15/214218...#storylink=cpy

    Article says Freese and Berkman are back Tuesday vs our Reds, plus this stud carpenter will be pestering us. Losing Albert really isn't going to hurt the Redbirds much at all.
    ... yet
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    Re: Redbirds not missing Albert

    It won't last with him. He slugged .463 as a 25 year old in a hitters heaven type league. But, it wouldn't surprise me if he turned into a solid Major Leaguer. He gets on base a whole lot, but his power isn't too impressive and scouts question his tools.

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    Re: Redbirds not missing Albert

    I'll take a guy with those on-base skills (over .400 OBP career milb), all day, every day.
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    Re: Redbirds not missing Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    I'll take a guy with those on-base skills (over .400 OBP career milb), all day, every day.
    Certainly. But he isn't an Albert Pujols replacement.

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    Re: Redbirds not missing Albert

    Albert is off to a slow start (.243/.300/.324) as an Angel anyway...
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    Re: Redbirds not missing Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Certainly. But he isn't an Albert Pujols replacement.
    Not many of those around.

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    Re: Redbirds not missing Albert 10 games into the season

    I think this title is more accurate.
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    Re: Redbirds not missing Albert

    I heard Matt Carpenter interviewed on the radio over the weekend.

    He said some people will approach him for his autograph, then realize he's not Chris Carpenter and then walk away
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    Re: Redbirds not missing Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    I heard Matt Carpenter interviewed on the radio over the weekend.

    He said some people will approach him for his autograph, then realize he's not Chris Carpenter and then walk away
    He ought to sign "not Cris Carpenter" to those who stay.
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    Re: Redbirds not missing Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    I heard Matt Carpenter interviewed on the radio over the weekend.

    He said some people will approach him for his autograph, then realize he's not Chris Carpenter and then walk away
    How will he explain to his son that he isn't Chris Carpenter?
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    Re: Redbirds not missing Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    I heard Matt Carpenter interviewed on the radio over the weekend.

    He said some people will approach him for his autograph, then realize he's not Chris Carpenter and then walk away
    Since it has to be said, what will Chris Carpenter tell his son?

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    Re: Redbirds not missing Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by powersackers View Post
    The Cardinals pull another stud out of their farm. .
    (sigh)

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    Re: Redbirds not missing Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    (sigh)
    Why the sigh? The Cards are infinitely better at doing this kind of stuff than our own Reds. In general, their minor league players that come up look ready to go. Jon Jay. Allen Craig. Matt Carpenter. None of them are super-hyped prospects, but all of them are solid contributors to a winning baseball team. The Cardinals collect a few superstars, and surround them with awesome role players. While the Reds have collected a few superstars, and surrounded them with "meh."

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    Re: Redbirds not missing Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by cincrazy View Post
    Why the sigh? The Cards are infinitely better at doing this kind of stuff than our own Reds. In general, their minor league players that come up look ready to go. Jon Jay. Allen Craig. Matt Carpenter. None of them are super-hyped prospects, but all of them are solid contributors to a winning baseball team. The Cardinals collect a few superstars, and surround them with awesome role players. While the Reds have collected a few superstars, and surrounded them with "meh."
    I think with guys like Jon Jay and Daniel Descalso, they aren't the most highly skilled guys in the world but they work their butt off to improve. Colby Rasmus obviously has more tools than Jon Jay but Jon Jay has worked very hard to become a better hitter and a better defender. Jon Jay's routes to the ball in center field are significantly better than Rasmus routes ever were. When the Cards call up someone from the minors to replace a player on the DL, they aren't necissarily going to be a stud at any particular part of the game. However in general, they will mostly do everything well. If you have a team full of players who do things well and the way it should be done, paired with high quality players like Matt Holliday and Beltran, generally it leads to success. You are pretty much spot on here cincrazy with how the Cards build a roster.

    It won't last with him. He slugged .463 as a 25 year old in a hitters heaven type league. But, it wouldn't surprise me if he turned into a solid Major Leaguer. He gets on base a whole lot, but his power isn't too impressive and scouts question his tools.
    He is an adequate replacement for Berkman for a couple of days. I don't think the Cards want Carpenter to replace anyone long term. I think they view him as a John Mabry type who can fill in and do well when players are injured or need a day off.
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