Cardinals sign Holliday to 7 year contract

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by Millz, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Millz

    Millz LGB Staff Member V.I.P.

    I want Matt Holliday back in St Louis like all other Cardinal fans but 8 years is ridiculous! He'll be 37 when that deal is done.

    I dont see him finishing his career here but maybe I'm wrong. Of course, he hasnt signed anything yet either.

    Thoughts on offering guys this many years? Crazy to me.

    Cards Offer Most Lucrative Deal In Team History To Holliday

    By Zach Links [December 14 at 11:10pm CST]

    Last edited: Dec 15, 2009

  2. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    I heard this earlier and thought it was insane. But then again, he is the type of guy you'd like to lock up for awhile.
  3. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    Do you have the same thoughts about having salary cap now?

    I think eight years is good for a few players, Holliday being one of them. He's just hitting his prime now and he has a lot of great years left in him. Other than that error he made in the playoffs, he was exceptional for the Cardinals. He said that he likes playing there and if I was a Cards fan I'd really hope he would accept this contract.
  4. Millz

    Millz LGB Staff Member V.I.P.

    Yeah, he really is. I wonder if the final two years would be option years and if there will be an opt out clause or anything.

    My thoughts on a cap don't change at all. If Holliday signs we'll still be under 100 million dollars in salary.

    I hope he signs it. I mean we got out of the Scott Rolen contract so eh, why not. Pujols, Holliday and Ludwick is something I'd like to see for a number of seasons.
  5. Wade8813

    Wade8813 Registered Member

    8 is obviously a lot, and 37 is on the old side, but lots of players are really productive at that age.

    Ironically, the more interesting part of this to me might be the mention of Bay looking like he's heading for the Mets :hah:.
  6. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

  7. Millz

    Millz LGB Staff Member V.I.P.

    I am so happy its over. We all knew he was going to get more per season then Jason Bay got. Its less then what I thought he was going to get though so I can't say I'm upset. Wainwright and Carpenter; Pujols and Holliday. I like our chances to say the least.

    Tejada might be next to come aboard...him or felipe lopez.

    Here's another note on a possible 8th year...

  8. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    Tejada would be a great addition, he still as a strong arm, his defense is still better than most, he doesn't hit the amount of Home Runs he use to but that's expected since he's off the sauce. He finds the gaps really well and he's good at getting on base.

    Felipe Lopez would be another good addition, the only thing about him is that he's inconsistent. One week he'll make everyone think he's an elite shortstop with his playing, then another week he'll make you ask why he's in the Majors.

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