The St. Louis Cardinals recently came to terms with left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski to a one year contract which will allow the two sides to avoid arbitration. This leaves the Cardinals with just one key artbitration-eligible player without a contract in David Freese.
According to a report over the weekend from Hall of Fame writer Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals and Freese are quite a bit apart on their feelings regarding what the 29 year old third baseman should make in 2013
Freese believes he should be paid $3.75 million in 2013. Meanwhile the Cardinals are only willing to pay him $2.4 million to man the hot corner.
The Cardinals need to bite the bullet in this situation and pay Freese his desired salary.
I understand the need of the organization to stand its ground when confronted with a player they are suppose to control at a low cost during his arbitration years. Giving in to Freese, in a way, could sacrifice some of the organization's ...