Continuing my post series on the preseason Cardinals’ approval ratings. Today I’m going to move on to the pitching staff.
Adam Wainwright did not make an appearance on the list due to his injury, but I’m fairly certain that he would have been the highest rated pitcher on the staff. Call me crazy.
Instead, that opened the door for the Cardinals’ other ace, Chris Carpenter, to take the nod with his 8.5 rating. After a rough September last year, Carpenter has a lot of work to do to regain the “ace” status that many feel he lost last year to Adam Wainwright. It’s the year that the Cardinals need him too. Wainwright and other stepped up when he was hurt, now it’s his turn to step up.