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Baffled at Carpenter
Posted by Bret Cohen at 12/4/2006 6:44:00 PM
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With a guy like Vicente Padilla (4.50 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 156:70 K:BB ratio in 200 IP) getting over $11 million per year, why did Chris Carpenter (3.09 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 184:43 K:BB ratio in 221.2 IP, with a track record) settle for $13 million per over five years? Yes, he was signed for $7 million for 2007 and $9 million for 2009, and anything can happen injury-wise to hurt the potential for a big contract. But if Carpenter pitches well the next two years, he'd be due something $18 mil per for 5 or 6 years if he continues to pitch the way he does in the current market. This could be the equivalent of throwing $15 million down the drain (once you factor in the $10 million in raises he's getting the next couple years). I guess when you're dealing with numbers that big, it's not worth it to take the risk -- at least in Carpenter's eyes. And it does afford the team a little more flexibility to contend in the long haul.


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not every player is out to get every last cent possible. Carpenter probably appreciates the STL organization taking a chance on him coming off of several injury years...and he's clearly pitched his best baseball in STL. and, really, if you can't live on $13 mil per year (and set up your kids for life), you're doing something wrong.
Posted by catman2051 at 12/4/2006 7:29:00 PM
 
Amen, Cat. Put me down for that.
Posted by spianow at 12/5/2006 1:47:00 AM
 
hometown discount.
Posted by iknowbo34 at 12/5/2006 5:52:00 AM
 
Well if you consider Carp was signed for the next two years for a TOTAL of $15 million, this was a 3-year $50 million extension. With Carpenter's history of arm troubles, would YOU have turned down that kind of coin?
Posted by vtadave at 12/5/2006 8:59:00 AM
 
Completely agree vtadave This was actually a pretty risky deal for St. Louis to make.
Posted by Dalton Del Don at 12/5/2006 3:07:00 PM
 

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