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The contract between the St. Louis Cardinals and ace pitcher Adam Wainwright is set to expire at the end of the 2013 season. That hardly means Wainwright will hit the free agent market as both sides âcontinue to accelerateâ talks towards an extension according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Wainwright, 31, and the Cardinals have been working on a deadline of Opening Day to wrap up contract talks, they appear to be getting close.
The pitcher is said to be looking for a five year deal.
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak has had ongoing talks with Wainwrightâs agent.
âThe St. Louis Cardinals and Adam Wainwright aggressively continue to work to a resolution on his contract status,â Mozeliak told the Post-Dispatch after Wainwrightâs start. âAnd there is a sincere desire as there has always been to find a way to extend Adam. As opening day draws near, talks are intensifying and both parties agree that resolution is best sooner rather than later.â
Wainwright is in the process of wrapping up a six-year deal worth $36 million which was signed in 2008. A new deal will cost the Cardinals considerably more.
It has been a rough spring for the Cardinals who lost pitcher Chris Carpenter and shortstop Rafael Furcal for the season. Pete Kozma will assume duties at short. Signing Wainwright will end the spring on a positive note.
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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.
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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...
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.
Wainwrightâs 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.
COMMENTARYÂ | TheÂ St. Louis CardinalsÂ have come to terms with ace pitcherÂ Adam WainwrightÂ on a five-year extension that makes the term âlifetime Cardinalâ a real possibility just two years after they failed to do the same withÂ 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. Â 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. Â The deal comes just two years after Wainwright underwent Tommy John surgery.
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the extension...
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.
â Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 27, 2013
That's a lot of money for the Cards...
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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