One think you forget about regarding these St. Louis Cardinals is that arguably their best pitcher has missed the entire season. Adam Wainwright, who was 20-11 last year with a 2.42 ERA, has thrown a pitch in 2011. Even without him, the Cardinals are two wins away from a World Series championship.
Despite Adam Wainwright’s elbow surgery, the Cardinals are confident in his future. That confidence was made public when the team picked up the two-year, $21 million option in his contract on Thursday.
“But we never had any doubts we’d be picking up the option,” said Cardinals GM John Mozeliak.
For the 2012 season, Adam Wainright will bank $9 million. For the 2012 season, he will get a raise to $12 million. If he pitches anywhere near as well as he did in 2010, Adam Wainwright will be a bargain.
Adam Wainwright - St. Louis Cardinals (Image: TSN.ca)
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