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Revisiting Jhonny Peralta’s Contract, Assessing Cardinals SS Options Going Forward

You have to be able to admit when you were wrong. Two years ago I criticized the St. Louis Cardinals signing of shortstop Jhonny Peralta—not because of Biogenesis, but due to age and assumed regression—and thought it was $52 million poorly spent. Peralta proved that wrong in a big way in 2014. It wasn’t so much the .263/.336/.443 batting line—in line with career averages—but...
Via The Sports Post
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ten hottest MLB hitters right now

Let’s take a look at ten hitters that are currently in red-hot form. 10. Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals On pace to exceed all his yearly averages, Peralta has taken advantage of the second chance granted to him when he signed with the Cards this offseason following a 50-game suspension in 2013 for PED involvement. Two of his three homers this month have come over the past seven...
Via The Sports Daily
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jhonny Peralta: Cardinals are receiving excellent return on investment thus far

When the St. Louis Cardinals signed Jhonny Peralta to a four-year deal this past winter, there were many eyebrows raised for many different reasons.  We will discuss some of those eyebrows in a second. But now that we are over a quarter of the way through Peralta’s first campaign in a St. Louis uniform, one thing has quickly become quite clear.  The Cardinals are receiving excellent...
Via Cardinals Farm
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Returns On Jhonny Peralta Not Favorable For Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals took a bit of a risk when they signed shortstop Jhonny Peralta to a four-year $53 million deal in the 2013 off-season since he was coming off a season in which he was suspended 50 games for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. The Cardinals hoped they were getting the Peralta that had hit more than 20 home runs on four occasions and topped 80...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jhonny Peralta faces a lot of pressure as St. Louis Cardinals starting shortstop

The St. Louis Cardinals solidified their largest trouble spot from the 2013 season Nov. 24 when they signed veteran free-agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta to a four-year, $53-million contract.  Peralta will also probably face pressure unlike any he has experienced in his 11-year career. By giving Peralta the largest contract of their offseason, the Cardinals in effect told Peralta...
Via i70baseball
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals GM John Mozeliak is the best in the game right now

Typically when executives from across Major League Baseball gather for the annual Winter Meetings trades and deals are struck galore.  But this year there was considerable activity beforehand as teams have tried to strengthen their ballclub so that when they meet with management from other franchises they are operating from a position of power.  Currently, no general manager has...
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Peralta Signing Creates Best-Case Outcome

The aggressive Cardinal offseason continued this weekend, when the club came to terms with free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta. It is a signing that seems contrary to how the team has operated in years past, but it certifies one thing above all others: the team is ready to get over the hump. The woes that the club had at shortstop began early in the year, and continued on through...
Via i70baseball
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

The St. Louis Cardinals sign shortstop Jhonny Peralta

The St. Louis Cardinals continued their busy offseason by signing former Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta to a four-year deal worth $52 million.  The Cardinals were certainly in the market for a shortstop, but this signing seems desperate and also a deviation from the Cards’ general philosophy. The Cardinals, no doubt, had the financial means to sign a player for $52 million, but...
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Players React To Jhonny Peralta’ Lucrative Signing With Cardinals

Free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a four-year, $52M contract on Sunday. Peralta, 31, was seen as one of the offseason’s best options for teams looking for a durable, consistent offensive-minded shortstop, though he comes with the added baggage of the 50-game PED suspension he served in 2013. Peralta joins fellow offenders Marlon Byrd and...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: St. Louis Cardinals sign Jhonny Peralta to huge contract

The St. Louis Cardinals fell in the World Series to the Boston Red Sox and have not been shy about remaking their roster so far this offseason. That continued on Sunday as they signed free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta to a monster contract. The Cardinals gave the 31-year-old a four-year, $53 million deal that will see him likely taking over for Pete Kozma, whose anemic offense...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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