Free agent designated hitter Matt Carpenter has had the pleasure of playing with both 2022 MVPs.
The 37-year-old came up in 2011 with the St. Louis Cardinals and was with the team until 2021, earning three All-Star nods and a World Series ring in the process.
In 2019, Carpenter was near the end of his time in St. Louis when Paul Goldschmidt was traded over from Arizona.
The veteran was not retained after 2021 and ultimately found a new home with the New York Yankees, where he would become teammates with Aaron Judge.
Last night, both Judge and Goldschmidt were crowned the MVPs of their respective leagues.
Carpenter took to Twitter to congratulate his two former teammates, leaving a heartfelt message describing their work ethic and what they meant to him as teammates.
Congrats to @TheJudge44 and Paul Goldschmidt on the well deserved MVPs..great players,better teammates.They remind me so much of each other. Humble superstars. Relentless pursuits of excellence, love/respect for others, selfless leaders.The guys you’ll tell your grandkids about
— Matt Carpenter (@MattCarp13) November 18, 2022
Carp Praises Judge, Goldy
Carpenter has had the pleasure of playing with several greats during his career.
Two of those greats became MVPs last night.
The veteran utility man had a chance to watch Judge’s epic home run chase this season.
But he can certainly attest to the work ethic of these two sluggers.
He always knows better than almost anybody what kind of people Judge and Goldschmidt are.
Carpenter finished his message by saying that the two sluggers were the kind of players that people will tell their grandkids about.
The two of them have left their mark on the game and on their respective franchises, as well as their teammates, which includes Carpenter.
As a free agent, Carpenter could end up reunited with one this year’s MVPs, depending on where he signs.