The new Yardbarker app is here! Install on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You can also find us in Google Newsstand.


St. Louis Cardinals: Why signing Mike Leake was not just to help the rotation for this season

Yes, we are finally going over the Mike Leake signing. This signing was done with two purposes with one being to lessen the blow of Lance Lynn’s injury to the rotation and to help this rotation in the future. First off, let us talk about the man himself, Mike Leake. Leake spent 2015 between the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants going 11-10 with an ERA of 3.70 in 30 starts...
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Leake's Potential Impact With The Cardinals

The Cardinals made a relatively big splash in the free agent market on Tuesday by signing RHP Mike Leake for five years in the neighborhood of $80 million. Leake is coming off a solid year, which saw him move from Cincinnati to San Francisco at the trade deadline. Leake managed a 3.56 ERA in Cincinnati before moving to San Francisco, where he put up a meager 4.07 ERA in just nine...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

TCN Blog 2015 Top Story #14: Mike Leake Signing

Earlier this winter, the St. Louis Cardinals said goodbye to starting pitcher John Lackey and lost Lance Lynn for the 2016 season due to Tommy John surgery. They offered $200 million to free agent David Price, but lost out to the Boston Red Sox. The Cardinals addressed the rotation need on December 22nd by an agreement with free agent pitcher Mike Leake on a five-year contract...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

How to Justify the Cardinals’ Mike Leake Contract

Word for a while has been that Mike Leake was looking for a five-year contract worth something in the neighborhood of $80 million. The most recent thing we wrote about him was called The Upcoming Mike Leake Mistake. The Cardinals have now signed Leake to a five-year contract worth exactly $80 million, with a mutual option that won’t be mutually exercised. The Cardinals are without...
Via Fangraphs
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign Mike Leake to five-year, $80M deal

The St. Louis Cardinals and former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mike Leake have agreed to a five-year deal worth $80 million reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The deal has a mutual option that could push the deal in the $93-94 million dollar range. Rosenthal reports the deal also includes a full no-trade clause. Source: Leake deal is five years, $80M with mutual option that could...
Via The Outside Corner
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Addition of Mike Leake and what’s on tap for ’16.. 

  The Cardinals and right-hander Mike Leake reportedly agreed to a five-year, $80 million deal on Tuesday. The contract features a full no-trade clause and an option for 2021. The signing of Leake rounds out the starting rotation and virtually gobbles up some of the upcoming season’s innings. Losing John Lackey to free agency and Lance Lynn to ulnar collateral ligament surgery...
Via STLSportsMinute
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The Upcoming Mike Leake Mistake

With the Winter Meetings officially in high gear, some early themes and trends of the 2015-16 offseason are establishing themselves. Foremost among them is the substantial investment of years and mega-millions in the legion of starting pitchers on the free agent market. Sure, the game is flush with cash — and, certainly, there is quite a bit of high- to middle-end pitching talent...
Via Fangraphs
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants strengthen rotation, add Mike Leake

The Giants addressed a major need last night, acquiring starting pitcher Mike Leake from the Reds for two minor leaguers. Leake, a free agent at the end of the season, has been on a roll lately and greatly increased his trade value in the process. He’s posted a 1.24 ERA over 36 innings this month, compiling a 4-1 record in the process. He was probably the top prize left in the...
Via The Outside Corner
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

What Should the Reds Do with Mike Leake?

#451293536 / The Reds Starting Pitcher, Mike Leake, had a brilliant performance recently when he went up against the San Francisco Giants. He’s usually nothing more than a popular name in Cincinnati, he doesn’t get he national attention like many other pitchers do, especially those who have stats similar to his. Mike is a strong and reliable 3rd or 4th starter...
Via TopSportsReport
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Leake, the tough luck loser

CINCINNATI -- If Mike Leake were any less of a man he would knock on Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty's office door, peek in and say, "Trade me now. Please, trade me now." That isn't going to happen despite the fact Leake is this year's tough luck and hang with 'em story for the Reds. Much has been said and written about Johnny Cueto's amazing run of pitching, only a...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Report: Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 50

Best and worst from Super Bowl 50

Six best plays from Super Bowl 50

Eli doesn't look thrilled as Peyton wins Super Bowl

Did Beyonce almost fall down during Super Bowl halftime show?

Curry to serve as drummer for Panthers

Report: Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

The 14 biggest plays in Super Bowl history

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker