You got me…I have absolutely no idea what this is about. The first thing that came across my mind is a possible injury. It could be a trade or a signing, but that type of stuff tends to leak out. We will keep you updated.
12:07: Still no word on what the press conference could be on, but it will be streamed live on 590AM and 1380AM as well as MLB.com
12:28: Definitely now getting the sense that it is player-related, which makes me nervous. Everyone knows that one of the big questions going into the Cardinals’ season was their health, and we’ve had two seasons in a row of prominent players missing at least the majority of the season. Cross your fingers that it isn’t a third.
12:30: Bernie Miklasz just tweeted “My informed speculation: Cardinals press conference will concern future of pitcher Chris Carpenter.” I wouldn’t put too much stock into this only because no one really seems to know what is going on, but I suppose it’s a possibility.
12:46: As we get closer to 1:30, it sounds like the press conference may indeed be concerning Chris Carpenter. I still don’t have any confirmation, and as far as I know, he has had a perfectly healthy offseason, but maybe we are missing some information here.
12:53: The consensus seems to be that it is rotation-related, though it is far from confirmed who it might be pertaining to. I keep hearing Carpenter’s name, but I don’t think we will know for sure until 1:30. I think Jaime Garcia could be a possibility as well.
1:25: We have official confirmation that the press conference will indeed be to discuss Chris Carpenter’s future. We will be live blogging the press conference in an above post.