Skip to content

Report: Cardinals offer Holliday eight-year deal

Dec 15, 2009, 12:54 AM EDT

Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals have offered Matt Holliday an eight-year contract worth about $16 million per year.
On the off chance that it’s accepted, it’d be the biggest contract in Cardinals history, overtaking the seven-year, $100 million deal that Albert Pujols is two years away from finishing up.
If the $16 million figure is right, then the contract would be worth a total of $128 million, making it the 11th biggest pact in baseball history. It’d be the third biggest for an outfielder behind Manny Ramirez’s eight-year, $160 million contract with Boston and Alfonso Soriano’s eight-year, $136 million contract with the Cubs.
The talks, though, are likely some time from being over. If Holliday appreciates the idea of being able to finish his career in St. Louis, he might be open to the lengthy deal. Agent Scott Boras, though, was expecting a contract worth right around $20 million per year when the winter opened.

  1. Mike - Dec 15, 2009 at 4:41 PM

    Dont go to the games. Plain and simple., stop being saps.

  2. TigerS Boy ToY - Dec 15, 2009 at 4:48 PM

    PEOPLE COMPLAIN BECAUSE THE YANKEES WIN…………….
    LOSERS CRY BECAUSE, WELL, THEY LOSE.
    AJ IS CORRECT AND HE SHOULD NOT APOLOGIZE FOR THE YANKEES
    WINNING, I WON’T!!!
    WHAT YOU FELLAS NEED TO DO IS CALL YOUR TEAM OWNERS AND
    TELL THEM STOP STUFFING THE YANKEES MONEY IN THEIR POCKET
    AND PUT IT IN THEIR PAYROLL.
    THER IS NO CRYING IN BASEBALL.

  3. TigerS Boy ToY - Dec 15, 2009 at 4:49 PM

    THE YANKEES DIDN’T SIGN ANY OF THESE LOSER, NOT OUR PROBLEM.
    I DON’T REMEMBER CASH- MAN CRYING OVER THE PAVANO CONTRACT.

  4. TigerS Boy ToY - Dec 15, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    DON’T FORGET THEY GET A HIGHER SALARY TO DEAL WITH
    THE IDIOTS IN THE NEW YORK MEDIA CIRCUS …………..
    I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M SITTING HERE READING ABOUT GROWN
    ASS MEN CRYING AND COMPLAING LIKE A BUNCH OF MISERABLE
    OLD WOMAN, THIS SUCKS!!!

  5. Joe - Dec 15, 2009 at 10:50 PM

    The Cardinals have a lot of money to spend right now. If anyone here thinks they arent thinking of Pujols and the deal he will require, you are absolutely out of your mind. Pujols has already said he would take a “hometown” discount IF the Cards front office put a bat in front of him. Well…..here is the bat. They know what they are doing and have a max with Holliday. I’m guessing it will be about 15 Mil for 7 yrs. Then next season Albert will get about 20 Mil a year. Not the highest in BB, but again, he said if the front office does their job he would sign at a discount. The Cards have also said they will up payroll this year to about 120,000,000. That is not bad since they are only at 87 mil now. That will allow them to resign a Rasmus when he comes around and a Yadi when his is up. They are doing great! Get Holliday and the Cards are in the Playoffs for a while.

  6. DiamondDuq - Dec 16, 2009 at 8:33 AM

    You people must read what you want to read. Disparity means “The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree; difference” which doesn’t mean the entire makeup of their payroll was for the reasons I listed. I was merely pointing out, in regards to the $62 million difference between the Yankees payroll and the next highest payroll, that it wasn’t entirely player buying. Just the examples I listed account for half of that difference and all of those examples had nothing to do with “buying players”.
    Certainly the Yankees have the resources to do anything financially that they want but that’s not due to their baseball operations. The Yankees lose more money from their baseball operations than any team in baseball. Ask the Pirates, Royals, Nationals, etc. if they want the Yankees to cut their payroll, they certainly don’t because that’s essentially taking money out of those teams pockets.
    If the Yankees were really in the business of simply “buying players” and keeping them from other teams, they would have certainly offered Lackey a contract, Holliday from day one, etc. If the Yankees were as “evil” as everyone makes them out to be there would be no high profile free agent signings anywhere, the Yankees would sign up every player of any significance but they don’t because this perception all of you Yankee haters have is just that, a perception with no legitimacy.

  7. custom printed apparel - Feb 8, 2010 at 10:56 PM

    Do you guys think the Saints will make it to the Super Bowl again next year? Who you think will make it? I’m hoping the Cowboys maybe the jets:-).

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Who's to blame for Cubs tarp fiasco?
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. R. Castillo (3584)
  2. M. Cuddyer (2622)
  3. K. Bryant (2381)
  4. G. Richards (2128)
  5. A. Garcia (2079)
  1. A. McCutchen (2019)
  2. W. Myers (2006)
  3. J. Werth (1971)
  4. Y. Molina (1838)
  5. A. Cashner (1836)