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Ken Rosenthal has reported that the St. Louis Cardinals have signed the ace of their pitching staff, Adam Wainwright to a five-year, $97.5 million contract extension:
Sources: Wainwright, #STLCards in agreement on five-year, $97.5M extension that will run from 2014 to '18.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 27, 2013
That's a lot of money for the Cards to cough up, but it also happens to be a relative bargain considering the going rate for number on starters right now. Considering that in the last year or so Cole Hamels, Matt Cain, Zack Greinke and Felix Hernandez have all signed mega-contracts, the cheapest of which being the six-year, $127.5 million pact signed by Cain, it sure does seem that St. Louis convinced Wainwright to leave a lot of money on the table. Perhaps he and Jered Weaver, he of the five-year, $80 million extension signed at the end of 2011, can form some kind of support group for underpaid aces.
Of course, Wainwright is different fro...
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Let's get three things out on the table before we put the scalpel to this contract:
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On Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals had a press conference to announce the signing of Adam Wainwright to a five-year, $97.5 million contract extension that will make him a Cardinal through the end of 2018.
Wainwright was very happy and at a loss for words when talking about signing the new and while thanking the organization, owner Bill Dewitt Jr. and the people of St. Louis.
The St. Louis Cardinals locked up ace Adam Wainwright with a 5-year, $97.5 million contract extension on Wednesday afternoon. It is a deal that will keep Wainwright in the St. Louis rotation through the end of 2018 and will likely make the 31-year old Georgian-born pitcher a member of the St. Louis Cardinals throughout the rest of his career.
Reactions started streaming in rapidly...
The St. Louis Cardinals brought an end to the biggest question that surrounded any part of the club this spring by finishing an agreement to keep pitcher Adam Wainwright in a Cardinal uniform for the for another half decade. After two months of ebbing and flowing through negotiations, and with less than a week before Opening Day, the team closed on keeping one of its most irreplaceable...
@MLB sources report that Adam Wainwright and the St Louis @Cardinals agree to a 5 year, $97.5M contract extension through 2018.
The two sides were negotiating quickly as a self imposed deadline to have a contract or wait until after the season was imposed by Wainwright.
The 31 right hander is 80-48 with a 3.15 ERA in his career. He went 14-13 with a 3.94 ERA last season after missing...
The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed on a five-year extension with starting pitcher Adam Wainwright. Set to be a free agent at the end of the season the ace pitcher and team had set a deadline of Opening Day to work out a new deal.
Wainwright’s new deal will pay him $97.5 million over the next five seasons.
In his first year back from Tommy John surgery the now 31-year-old hardly...
Pitcher Adam Wainwright will be a St. Louis Cardinal for at least five more years.
COMMENTARY | The St. Louis Cardinals have come to terms with ace pitcher Adam Wainwright on a five-year extension that makes the term “lifetime Cardinal” a real possibility just two years after they failed to do the same with Albert Pujols. Doing so shows that general manager John Mozeliak understood that this deal made a lot more sense than the potential investment in...
The St. Louis Cardinals have made Adam Wainwright a richer man. The Cardinals' de-facto ace (Chris Carpenter still holds that title until he officially retires) has pithed well enough to earn himself a five-year, $97 million extension. The deal comes just two years after Wainwright underwent Tommy John surgery.
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the extension...
Pete Kozma hit a grand slam and Yadier Molina added a two-run homer, leading Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals over the New York Mets 11-4 on Tuesday.
Wainwright made his final Grapefruit League start and pitched six solid innings. He allowed two runs and seven hits and struck out three.
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