For me, it's all about [Chris Carpenter] being able to show that he is healthy and he can contribute.
We want to deal with our problems internally ... It’s not always going to work out, but when you lose a Chris Carpenter and a Rafael Furcal and a Jason Motte all within an eight-week period we didn’t feel like we had to panic to still be successful to still put a good product on the field. The reason was because we have depth in our minor leagues and we’re not afraid to give that depth an opportunity.
I’m going to prepare myself to be extended ... Right now, they don’t even have a need for me. So I’ll prepare just in case something happens. … Bottom line is I’ll do whatever it takes. We’ll find out when I start to stretch myself out if I can do that or not. Ultimately I might start my rehab and get to five innings and I can’t make it. Then the decision gets easy.More quotes »
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