Cardinals getting a look at the distant future too

Cardinals getting a look at the distant future too

Credit: UPI

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny (L) listens as General Manager John Mozeliak announces that the team's pitching ace Chris Carpenter will unlikely return to the rotation for the 2013 season, during a press conference at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on February 5, 2013. Carpenter, who has thrown for the Cardinals for 9 years, told Mozeliak that he is still in pain after missing most of the 2012 season following shoulder surgery and that does not belive he can continue to pitch. Mozeliak stopped short of announcing retirement but the team will go forward with or without Carpenter once the season begins. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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by Brian Feldman, BaseballSTL

BaseballSTL

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 3:15 AM

When Cardinals fans look at the box score after these spring training games and see guys like Patrick Wisdom and Stephen Piscotty, they might just pass mildly over the person as if it's no one they need to be concerned about.
 
Rightfully so, I suppose.  For now.
 
Wisdom, a recent draft pick, won't be considered for a big league job for at least a couple more years but that isn't stopping Mike Matheny from putting him in exhibition games right now.  Wisdom will start at third base today against the Miami Marlins.
 
"I like looking at the young guys," Matheny said. "I know everyone's under the same philosophy as I am but I like watching them do their thing so we know later on down the line what we're working with."
 
The opportunity to give these younger - and farther away - prospects time in Grapefruit League games could come to an end pretty soon.  The Cardinals are going to be giving their regular starters more innings as they get ready for the regular season.

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