Found March 28, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
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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