Every player wants to have their career end on their own terms. They get that final shot at glory, being able to walk off the diamond while remaining a productive player, comfortable in the knowledge that they have nothing left. But there are others who find their careers have ended because they did not perform well enough to get another opportunity. That is what St. Louis Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter is attempting to avoid.
Carpenter is certainly aware of his situation. An impending free agent, he told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he is not ready to retire and is hoping for an opportunity next year, be it with the Cardinals or another team.
St. Louis Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter may not have many options