Originally written November 30, 2012 on STLSportsMinute:
On Thursday, the Atlanta Braves announced that they had signed center fielder B.J. Upton to a five year, $75.25 million contract. The Atlanta Braves had plenty of explanations for the move, claiming they wanted a reliable center fielder and that they wanted to add a right-handed bat to their primarily left-handed lineup. While the Braves can try and justify their sudden spending spree in any way they choose, the contract the gave Upton does prove one thing to Cardinals fans. Matt Holliday's contract, once again, looks cheap. Holliday is currently in the midst of a seven year, $120 million contract that ends after the 2016 season.  That is an average annual salary of $17.14 million per year. When you compare that salary to Upton's $15.05 annually and factor in the the production of each player, Matt Holliday absolutely looks like a tremendous value. In 2012, Holliday hit .295 with 27 home runs and 102 RBI during a year that was perceived by many as a "down&quo...
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