Apparently, Wainwright was listening, because he decided to call in to the station to voice his displeasure.
Wainwright didn’t directly give in to saying he is better than any of the other pitchers taken before him, but he did vow to make those who passed him over in the draft regret it this coming season.
The Cardinals are hoping for a bounce-back season in 2016 for Wainwright, as is Steve Gardner of USA Today Sports, who took him in the fantasy draft. Wainwright appeared in just seven games in 2015. He ruptured his Achilles tendon running out of the batter’s box in April, but he recovered in time to help the Cardinals down the final stretch out of the bullpen. In 2014, Wainwright was an All-Star, going 20-9 with a 2.38 ERA, finishing third in the Cy Young Award voting.