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Chris Carpenter A Cubs Killer

By bullpenbrian - February 7, 2013 - 8:15 am Leave a comment.

Chris Carpenter
Baseball will miss Chris Carpenter.
Terrific pitcher. Tough guy. Competitive spirit.

Doubtful the Cubs tear-up if Carp retires though.
He’s a long-time Cubs killer who pitched more games (26) against the Cubs than any other opponent.

He’s (11-6, 3.06) all-time against Chicago.
And (8-3, 3.82) at Wrigley Field.
The 8 wins are the most at any road park in his career.

Baseball should miss Carpenter.
And the Cubs should be glad he’s retiring.
But here’s a respectful tip of the cap to a guy who punished the North Siders for the better part of the last decade.

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Timmy Time Wins Cy Young Award

By bullpenbrian - November 23, 2009 - 12:15 am Leave a comment.

Not hard to believe Tim Lincecum won consecutive Cy Young Awards.

On the other hand, what is hard to believe is that ESPN’s Keith Law and Will Carroll from Baseball Prospectus both left Chris Carpenter off their three-pitcher ballots.

Both writers are entitled to their opinions, of course, but I still find it rather ridiculous to write off Carpenter completely.

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