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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.
You can check out Wainwright's comments in the video below.
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The comment that will hit home the most for Cardinals fans who are still getting over the loss of Albert Pujols a year ago came when Wainwright said the following:
"I feel like my heart is in St. Louis. I love it there. I love driving to the field, seeing the arch, driving up and seeing Busch Stadium. It's a treat to work there every day and is something that continues to catch me off-guard. It makes me feel like I am way too blessed, more than I deserve."
Wainwright, who is 31 years old,...
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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...
@MLB sources report that Adam Wainwright and the St Louis @Cardinals agree to a 5 year, $97.5M contract extension through 2018.
The two sides were negotiating quickly as a self imposed deadline to have a contract or wait until after the season was imposed by Wainwright.
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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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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...
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...
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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