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The St. Louis Cardinals have made Adam Wainwright a richer man. 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. The deal comes just two years after Wainwright underwent Tommy John surgery.
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the extension applies to the year beyond this one. Wainwright will play out this season while earning his already-scheduled $13 million for the season. This means, the Cardinals will have Wainwright through the 2018 season. Wainwright was ready to call off negotiations, but as the season fast-approached both sides were able to come to an agreement.
And with this agreement, Wainwright becomes the poster boy for Tommy John surgery (he may have to share the poster with Stephen Strasburg). Two year removed from what used to be considered a devastating procedure, Wainwright was able to get a large contract extension. He was able to do so based on performance, not nostalgia. So, pitchers should continue to fear the procedure less and less.
In 2012, Wainwright's first season back from Tommy John, he went 13-13 with a 3.94 ERA. It took him some time to regain himself on the mound, but in the second half of last season, Wainwright went 7-5 with a 3.28 ERA.
In his career, Wainwright has proven himself as being capable of ace duties. He finished third in Cy Young voting in 2009. He finished second in Cy Young voting in 2010. In his career, Wainwright has an 80-48 record to go along with a 3.15 ERA.
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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.
Wainwright’s new deal will pay him $97.5 million over the next five seasons.
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Pitcher Adam Wainwright will be a St. Louis Cardinal for at least five more years.
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COMMENTARY | The St. Louis Cardinals have come to terms with ace pitcher Adam Wainwright on a five-year extension that makes the term “lifetime Cardinal” a real possibility just two years after they failed to do the same with Albert Pujols. Doing so shows that general manager John Mozeliak understood that this deal made a lot more sense than the potential investment in...
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
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