Matt Holliday Signs With Cardinals

Matt Holliday has officially signed what will surely be the biggest contract of the 2009-10 offseason. It's a seven-year, $120MM deal with a full no-trade clause. Holliday's vesting option for 2017 would be worth $17MM if he finishes in the top-10 in MVP voting in 2016; if the option doesn't vest, the Cards will owe Holliday a $1MM buyout. 

ESPN's Buster Olney wrote Monday that the two sides were close to a possible seven-year deal and SI.com's Jon Heyman first reported that the Cardinals and Holliday had agreed to a deal. Heyman (via Twitter) and Matthew Leach of MLB.com delivered the specifics later. 

Holliday, who will keep getting paid under this contract until he's 49, will be 36 in the last guaranteed year of the deal. By comparison, Jason Bay will be 34 in the last year of his deal, one that guarantees him $54MM less than the one Holliday signed.

Holliday falls short of the $18MM average salary he reportedly sought, but this contract is a huge win for Boras given the lack of competition. Click here to check out others' reactions to the deal.

Ben Nicholson-Smith contributed to this post.


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201 Comments on "Matt Holliday Signs With Cardinals"


fitz
5 years 7 months ago

Curious to see how many years they gave him.

Redbirds16
5 years 7 months ago

From all indictations it would appear the Cards are overpaying the market, but not overpaying the player. Two years ago this would have been a good contract. Now it looks like they’re overpaying by 20-30 million because of the down market.

I’m hoping it’s five with the rest mutual clauses. Like the Varitek deal on steroids.

jeter2blue
5 years 7 months ago

they are gunna have trouble signing Pujols when he hits FA.

stl_cards16
5 years 7 months ago

If you want to use the argument that it will be tough to field a good team with Pujols and HOlliday on the payroll I will not argue and I will listen. Because I am not sure about it yet.

BUT Pujols will be a Cardinal for life. The money is there and it will be there.

Ferrariman
5 years 7 months ago

this is just a point of clarification..the cardinals had almost 30million dollars come off the books from non contributing/mildy contributing players and probably wanted to get holliday for that reason.

those players are: glaus 12MM, Ankiel, 3MM, wellemeyer, khalil greene 7MM, and pineiro’s 7.5MM.

Glaus,ankiel,wellemeyer,duncan, and a few minor leaguers all had -0- War or negative war, so its addition by subtraction.

Redbirds16
5 years 7 months ago

Piniero definitely contributed. He’ll be missed, but the man’s gotta get his paycheck. He earned it.

macewank
5 years 7 months ago

Not sure what exactly Piniero earned. He was *abysmal* his first year in STL. Dont think anyone expected him to do what he did last season, and I don’t expect that out of him in the future either.

Redbirds16
5 years 7 months ago

In responding to the previous post, Piniero certainly contributed in 2009. His production will need to be replaced if the Cards want to contend again in 2010. Piniero earned the shot to get big money from some other club. The Cards were smart enough to say “you had your career year here, but we know that you’re most likely going to fall off”, so they went and signed Penny.

His season last year was absurd. Great gb%. Great ERA. Would have had a lot more wins with a little run support earlier in the year. He’ll get a healthy paycheck somewhere based on his career year. He should be good for the Mets, where the few *bad* mistakes he makes per game will likely be loud outs, rather than HRs.

5 years 7 months ago

For the Cardinals and the fans sake let’s hope so. Imho, they overpaid for Holliday 7/120mil. Especially knowing that the BEST PLAYER (Pujols) will be a free agent in two years. I don’t see him taking a team discount after they gave Holliday that much. Plus what happens if Pujols leaves?

jhfdssdaf
5 years 7 months ago

I have a hard time believing that the Cardinals’ front office would do anything they thought would jeopardize their ability to sign Pujols. The deal, if it gets done, will be structured in such a way that there’s money left to sign Pujols to an extension.

ricruler
5 years 7 months ago

Pujols will never leave StL. He will signa hometeam discount and/or they will give him stock after he retires

stl_cards16
5 years 7 months ago

Let’s get it done~

5 years 7 months ago

good but not great player.

5 years 7 months ago

agree

solarpoweredtree
5 years 7 months ago

Sure, it’s a no brainer to say there are better players out there, but we need a left fielder and we need a legit clean up man -a clean up man that can also hit for average is a bonus. we got all of that in Matt Holliday.

5 years 7 months ago

If Boras is smart they will get this done immediately. The Cardinals are going to be a winning team at least for the next 5 years, probably more. Get this done!

coolstorybro222
5 years 7 months ago

oh really? the A’s blew their load trying to get him.

NYYANKEES
5 years 7 months ago

7 years $120 million would be my guess

hombrej
5 years 7 months ago

6/102 with option (3mil buyout makes deal worth at least 6/105 maybe 7/119)

not_brooks
5 years 7 months ago

Finally.

ChrisCa$h
5 years 7 months ago

Happy the Yankees didn’t get him, however congrats to cards, without hollidAy that lineup looks not-so- tuff

lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 7 months ago

Even with him the lineup is very ‘blah’ after them two..

cardsblackhawksbearsbulls
5 years 7 months ago

What about Rasmus? The kid has a quick bat and was making strides last season. Plays a pretty good centerfield too. Besides him and ludwick the cardinals do lack power, but we’ll see what else they do this offseason.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 7 months ago

You are right, Rasmus has potential. However, from what I remember, didnt La Russa not play him… at all? I figured it would be the same way next year. Also, I always thought of Rasmus as more of a speed guy, not a power guy..

tatemc
5 years 7 months ago

Rasmus is a 5-tool guy. At this point he is actually more power than speed, but much of that is cause you don’t run as much when Pujols is at the plate, and Rasmus hit no. 2 a lot last year. And he did play a lot, he had 474 ABs in 147 games…

He’s only going to get better. A lot better I think.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 7 months ago

well i learned something today. I knew Rasmus was one of their top guys, but I didnt realize he had power and speed, let alone 5 tools. Not trying to rip on Rasmus, at all, but I dont like to call guys 5 tool players unless they are on the Matt Kemp type level.. dominate with all 5 tools. Maybe he is/will be, but from the limited action I saw, I didnt think he was on that level.

When I said he didnt play a lot, I meant towards the end where La Russa played Ankiel in front of Rasmus. If I remember, some STL fans were angry that La Russa wasnt showing more trust in Rasmus…

tatemc
5 years 7 months ago

He may have gotten a couple days off but I don’t think he sat much all year. That was one of the big questions going into the season – if Rasmus comes up you have to play him a lot so he wasting potential minor league experience by being a bench player. But he did pretty well, and looking at the game log I don’t see many days that he got off at the end.

But it doesn’t really matter, you’re right, he was one of our top guys and hopefully he matures quickly now that he’s made it. There’s no Ankiel to be splitting CF time with this year.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 7 months ago

Hmm… interesting. I guess I misheard/misread/misremembered some reports.

I can vaguely remember a story on ESPN about Rasmus not getting enough time even though Ankiel was sucking… whatever.

And I do believe it is an accepted fact that Rasmus is one of your best young players, will be interesting to see how he handles being the full time CF, as long as the Cards give him the chance…

tatemc
5 years 7 months ago

It’s possible that was said. Given the poor year Ankiel had giving him any time over letting Rasmus play and develop wasn’t smart. But 20/20 hindsight, it’s all relative.

This year is definitely going to be a fun one to follow.

5 years 7 months ago

I believe what you are talking about had nothing to do with Rasmus’s performance last year in reference to him sitting. This “report” or whatever was analysis after Ankiel had hit the wall. He was struggling and LaRussa was trying to give him some extra AB’s to try and get him to come around for later in the year. Had nothing to do with Rasmus’s performance. Ankiels poor performance was this cause and it all stemmed from his crash into the wall. At this time Rasmus was dealing with a foot/heal injury or something like this and it was a good opportunity to get Ankiel some AB while resting Rasmus.

Ferrariman
5 years 7 months ago

not so true, they would still get some other free agents..and its not like they werent competing for a play off spot before DeRosa and holliday came in. though im not seeing the huge hype about DeRo, he had a whoppin 1.7 WAR..and most of that came from the time with the Indians.

SullyLV.
5 years 7 months ago

If the Yankees wanted him he would have signed with them.He stated he would like to play for the Yankees.

0bsessions
5 years 7 months ago

I take that with a grain of salt. Given, it’s entirely plausible he really did feel that way, but it’s typical of a Boras client to say “I’d love to play for the Yankees.” Pegging the highest payroll team in American pro sports as one of your ideal destinations is a pretty effective tactic for artificially inflating a player’s value.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 7 months ago

I dont think this is a great move. If they are able to sign Albert long term and have Holliday for 17M/year, they could easily have 42M tied up in their 3 and 4 spots. And they would rely on a team similar to last year, a great middle of the lineup, but not much else offensivley. Look at the series vs the Dodgers, we pitched around Albert and let Holliday try to beat us. If neccesary, we could have walked BOTH, and then there isnt anyone else to knock them in. Even with their great pitching, they got to the NLDS, but didnt have a complete team which is neccesary to compete in the postseason.

As of right now, from an outsiders point of view, they are gearing up to dominate the divison and then struggle in the postseason, as long as teams are able to pitch around one of Albert or Holliday…

Guest
5 years 7 months ago

Walking Pujols destroyed any flow the Cards offense had, and to think the Dodgers pitching “sucked”

But I think with Rasmus getting better(I think the kid is a stud) and with average guys around him Molina, Ryan, and the dude in Right.. can’t think of his name.. they should be good to go.

Ferrariman
5 years 7 months ago

ryan ludwick. he’s pretty good but won’t be around for a too terribly long time anymore..he’s gonna get a 10MM+ contract somewhere so probably will be packaged up for an A- prospect and a mid B prospect.

Andy_B
5 years 7 months ago

all their bats died in the NLDS, it’s not because the talent wasn’t there, baseball is just fluky like that. Cards desperately need a big bat behind Pujols and they are finally getting their guy, they are overpaying but it’s still a good move.

Guest
5 years 7 months ago

I can agree with that kinda.. The Dodgers couldn’t hit 99 cent store beach balls(Dodger fans know) with a 2×4 in the LCS.

tatemc
5 years 7 months ago

I like this move a lot and much of the team didn’t do so hot in the post season. Pujols did alright, but got walked twice a game so he didn’t have much of a chance. And yeah, Holliday had some chances that he didn’t come through. But another year removed for Rasmus, who took great at bats the whole series along with other players that probably won’t have worse years than last year. Look at the ’06 Cards, perfect example of just needing to get to the playoffs and then anything can happen. I think we’ll have a better lineup than then, and our pitching is better too. Carp is Carp, and I think Wainwright hasn’t hit his ceiling yet either. Lohse is going to have to improve cause he wasn’t good at all last year, partly due to injuries. And I think Dave Duncan + Brad Penny could equal another pitcher reinventing himself.

We’ll see what happens, but I’d have to disagree with the assumption that we’ll struggle in the postseason. I think we’ll do well in our division, and with the nature of baseball anyone that gets to the postseason could win it all, but at this point in the offseason I’m more optimistic than I’ve been since the Pujols and healthy Edmonds and Rolen days.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 7 months ago

Fair enough.. I just think this team is built to dominate the regular season(where teams wont walk Albert 10 times in 5 games), but once in the postseason, where teams will go around Albert(ie, how the Dodgers did), this team will have trouble knocking in runs. Once you get past Albert and Holliday, it gets a little sketchy, unless Rasmus breaks out, Molina remains one of the best offensive forces behind the plate, and they get serious production out of SS, 2B or 3B. Seems like a lot of question marks, even with a team that has Albert and Holliday in the middle…

tatemc
5 years 7 months ago

All good points. This is what happened in the DS, so it could happen again. I hope not, but it’s possible. I think Rasmus and the others will do better down the road though, and experience is huge, which some of the guys on the team hadn’t had in the postseason. Molina had a great playoff run in ’06, I think Ludwick could do much better, and there really wasn’t much production out of the three other positions in the playoffs, so there’s only one way to go from there, up.

So I think your assessment of the Cards being able to do better throughout the system is legit. Hopefully the team can do a better job of making other teams pay for the free passes in the future. With another year and postseason experience, I’m excited to see it happen.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 7 months ago

I am also curious how the pitching will hold up. Similar to their lineup, they have two studs, then some question marks. Even if last year was a career year for Pinerio, I do think he was a very good #3. I seems like this team could hit gold with some guys growing up in the rotation and lineup, or have 4 stars, Molina, and then disappointment. I do think those 5 guys are good enough to take you to the postseason, unless the Cubs have a serious bounce back(which I am skeptical about). But in the postseason, were someone will walk Albert and face Holliday, or if a team is able to beat one of Carp or Wainwright, this team could be in trouble…

5 years 7 months ago

I can see your concerns about production from SS since Ryan isn’t proven and 3B since we aren’t even clear as to who will be starting there. But I think 2B and Skip are serious production in the 1 spot. He’s consistently hit .300 since coming up and was just as consistent on his way through the minors.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 7 months ago

You are right, I completely forgot about Skip… ignore my 2B comment.

My general thought is that in the playoffs, when teams would rather walk Albert when he comes up in a big spot and pitch to Holliday, or even walk both of them(as the Dodgers did to load the bases in one game, and then got out of the situation with no runs scored against the next hitter in NLDS), the Cardinals do not seem to have enough balance to score runs when one or both of them are shut down. Similar to the Dodgers in the NLCS(sorry to keep using Dodger examples, it is simply the team I know the best), when all the bats beside Ethier’s died. Our lineup last year was deeper than the Cardinals projected lineup this year, and yet we had problems. I could see similar problems with the Cards lineup this year.

drumzalicious
5 years 7 months ago

He is a good player and good hitter. However for them to get his maximum value they would be better served batting him 3rd and Pujols 4th. He isnt a true clean up hitter at all. Kinda what the Yankees did with Tex and A-Rod.

Ferrariman
5 years 7 months ago

but Tex had protection namely Cano and Godzilla and Posada..if that was done, Ludwick would be batting in behind of albert, which kinda was the whole reason we got holliday…to prevent people form walking him.

Jiujitsu411420
5 years 7 months ago

Cards/Cubs rivalry just got better. Now they each have a left fielder who drops routine fly balls. lol

stl_cards16
5 years 7 months ago

HAHAHA….not funny! Yeah they both dropped a fly ball. BUT only one of them is dumb enough to do a pathetic little jump before he catches the ball and gets hurt doing it! lol Oh yeah and only one of them actually hits the ball too

tatemc
5 years 7 months ago

LOL that’s great. I don’t think he is at all like Soriano. He hits for a higher average, doesn’t strike out as much, isn’t a converted 2B, and is just a better hitter overall.I do think the rivalry will be good as it is almost every year, even when one or both of the teams isn’t as competitive as you’d like, but I’d take our LF over yours any day of the week (to Timmy, not stl_cards of course).

andrewstl
5 years 7 months ago

For all the people saying the Cards will not be able to field a team with $40M+ tied up with 2 players, the projected payroll is $100M. The Twins do OK fielding a team for $60M.

Sure nobody can do it as well as the Twins, but if you start with Pujols + Holliday, I think you can do just fine paying the other 23 players $60M

alxn
5 years 7 months ago

It isn ‘t just $40M tied up into 2 players. It’s more like $70M tied up in 4 players when you count Loshe and Carpenter. And after last year the Cardinals are pretty weak in their system so they won’t have the young players coming up and contributing for league minimum. What happens when the other core players like Wainwright, Molina, and Ludwick hit free agency, and Rasmus starts raking in with arbitration?

The Cards might have a solid 2-3 year window to win a championship but after that it could be a rough re-build.

5 years 7 months ago

The Cardinals already have Molina and Wainwright locked into contracts that with team options keep them in St. Louis for another 3-4 seasons each. By the time they need money for Wainwright, Molina, and Rasmus the current contracts for everyone besides Holliday and theoretically Pujols will have expired. With the end of Carpenter and Lohse’s contracts in 2012 they will have plenty of payroll flexibility.

People like to throw out the idea that they cannot keep Pujols now or cannot field a competitive team around these two players. Neither of these notions hold any water when you look at the numbers.

alxn
5 years 7 months ago

I looked at the numbers, and the Cardinals have (assuming they re-sign Pujols to a reasonable contract) about $80M tied up in 5 players for 2012. And then Molina, Wainwright, Carpenter, and others hit free agency. Good luck with that.

catch21_2
5 years 7 months ago

They aren’t going to lose Pujols in free agency. The Cardinals front office knows the payroll better than anybody on here, and certainly wouldn’t do something to jeopardize the chances of retaining the franchise player.

5 years 7 months ago

they signed holliday because they know they WONT be able to resign pujols,thus they will have holliday at a cheaper (versus pujols contract) price to fall back on. Honestly holliday is not worth anything more than 100mill, especially since dropping a pop up that basically cost the Cards playoffs.

stl_cards16
5 years 7 months ago

haha Cubs fan

catch21_2
5 years 7 months ago

He made one bad play–let it go. Holliday sparked the Cardinals offense in a way nobody else could, and certainly helped the team win more games than the one he blew.

Ferrariman
5 years 7 months ago

conspiracy theory much fool? wont be able to resign pujols..i could remember an interview with john mozeliak saying they would pay pujols 90 million a year (sarcasm im assuming) and field a team of minor leaguers if thats what he wants. sorry i dont have a link..was a bit while back ago.

tatemc
5 years 7 months ago

As catch21_2 said above, there’s no way they would jeopardize being able to sign Pujols to an extension. It’s just ignorant to not even consider that fact. And 999/1000 of those ball should be caught, but it was not a pop up. it was a line drive, which every time you see one of those hit at an outfielder the tv guys always mention that is a much tougher ball to catch than it looks. They mention that over and over for a reason… But still no excuse.

5 years 7 months ago

WOW… This was about ignorant… They signed Holliday because they WON’T be able to sign Pujols…HA They signed Holliday to show Pujols they are commited to winning and that he should sign a contract extension instead of ever testing the FA market. Which is what will happen. Pujols will sign a contract extension now that Holliday is ON the books. It will happen sometime next offseason or in the 2011 season. And in NO way did the error COST the playoffs. It sucked yes, but it was one out. It happened with no runners on base and Franklin just couldn’t close the door. If I remember the playoffs are played in a best of format… not sudden death.

ethics_max
5 years 7 months ago

Anything in the neighborhood of 7 years/$118-120 million seems stunning. The Cards are, and should be, smarter than this. They got played into a classic Boras-esque “floor” and negotiated against only themselves into this corner. It boggles my mind that their $100MM+ offer is the only one in that range on the table yet they’re far exceeding that, let alone putting it out there in the first instance. Sure, Boras is great at what he does but of all teams, you’d have expected the Cards — generally smartly operated front office — to call his bluff. Boras’s game only works if he’s playing teams off each other. Here, there’s one team out there. The #s here are so substantial – seems likely the Cards could’ve secured Holliday’s services for the real prime of his career for $50MM less. I understand this was Pujols-motivated but it’s still baffling.

bomberj11
5 years 7 months ago

At last. (Hopefully)

5 years 7 months ago

TO BE HONEST pujols is a better player than Arod, and arod got a 250mill. I can see pujols getting WAY more than the 180mill texiera got, its going to be around 200 – 220 mill for 8 yrs. Boston will be in the mix, i doubt the yankees will have the resources to sign pujols and i doubt pujols wants to be a DH player for the remainder of his career. It might be between Bosox and Mets. If the mets are able to trade beltran this or next season, i can see them freeing up some money and going all in for a 1b who is in my view the best over all player in this generation.

andrewstl
5 years 7 months ago

no one will be “in the mix” for Pujols b/c he will not hit FA, he will be re-signed before that.

HiFi
5 years 7 months ago

Pujols may be a Cardinal for his entire career. Sounds like wishful thinking to me, but stranger things have happened. However, he would be an idiot to sign a contract before he hits free agency. Moreover, any agent who lets Pujols sign what is sure to be the biggest contract of his career while the Cards still have exclusive negotiating rights is not doing his job.

He will become a free agent, just like ARod did. He’ll probably still be a Cardinal when all is said and done, but the Cards’ front office can’t afford to go on the assumption that the best and most sought after player in baseball is going to sign anything before every offer is on the table.

vtadave
5 years 7 months ago

Why would he be an “idiot”? If someone is offered $250 million now, but turns that down for the possibility of making 20% more two years down the road, I’d say that makes THAT person the idiot. Pujols could blow out his elbow, tear up his knee, etc. and cost himself millions.

HiFi
5 years 7 months ago

That’s simply how negotiations work. Pujols and his agent are going to go for the biggest score possible, and they can’t get it unless multiple teams are bidding against each other.

Pujols has his World Series ring. He has his MVPs and any city he plays in will love him just as much as St. Louis. The only prize left is the opportunity to get the biggest contract in Major League history.

5 years 7 months ago

That’s not true. Pujols is old school. Everyone likes to pick up their paycheck, but Pujols has his hometown crowd aside from playing in KC, he wants to play his entire career for one team like so many legends did. He’s said way to much about players “Manny” among others coming to STL and playing in front of the fans knowing they’d love it and may take a discount. He will get PAID, but it won’t be 30 mil a year or something like that. He will sign an extension next offseason or in 2011. It’s even possible that if they are having an incredible year and he sees what years to come will be like in STL with Holliday he may sign before the end of this season. It’s not likely, but he’s been shown the commitment he’s been looking for. My only worry is after they sign Pujols and have both contracts on the books, is that they will be able to work something out with Wainwright. I believe Carp will end up with the Cards, but for shorter contracts from here on our. Maybe 2-3 year deal. He’s getting to that point in his career.

roebirds
5 years 7 months ago

That true.

Ferrariman
5 years 7 months ago

dude AROD was OVERPAID. everyone in the world knows that..pujols is actually worth what AROD is getting so the contracts will obviously be similar..and im SURE he will throw a little, small as it maybe, hometown discount. do a little research, his family moved over from the domincian’s to independence missouri where he went threw high school ( batted .600), then attended community college where he was drafted by the team he grew up rooting for as a kid, the cardinals. not to mention he and his wife have lived in the same community for the last 10 YEARS. you ever hear of the pujolsfamilyfoundation? its a organization about helping the dislexic(spelling?) children in the area of St.Louis. and after he won his last MVP, he stated about three times in the speech he wants to remain a cardinal.

did i blast you enough or would you like more facts?

5 years 7 months ago

ITS “DYSLEXIA” maybe you should see if you can enroll in the foundation. I know his past. Once he came here he told his cousin (since he did not speak english) that he wanted to join the Baseball Team. His cousin then went to the coach, the coach said he has 10 pitches to hit, all 10 pitches were Hrs. Did i BLAST you with enogh info?

5 years 7 months ago

His foundation is not to help dyslexic kids, its to help kids with down syndrome. AP5 is a saint, adopting his wife’s child with down syndrome and then starting a foundation to help children with the same condition in the St. Louis area. His foundation also helps kids in the DR.

5 years 7 months ago

Thank you! I was worried no one would say anything about the Albert Pujols Family Foundation for Dyslexic kids…haha Coby is correct. It is a foundation to help children living with Down Syndrome.

Redbirds16
5 years 7 months ago

No way Pujols leaves StL. The Cards will pony up. Stan Musial didn’t leave. Gibson didn’t leave. Pujols is in that elite class of iconic players that come to represent the city and the team. No way he walks away from what the Cards will offer (which will be everything and the kitchen sink).

Also heard today that Matt put in a bid on a house in St Louis. Take it for what it’s worth.

nepp
5 years 7 months ago

Yeah, I doubt Pujols leaves if only because the Yankees have a 1B locked up long term. Taking them out of the bidding makes it far more likely that Pujols comes to terms. However, between the two of them, the Cards will be very limited to bring in other pieces. They’re not the Yankees, BoSox, Phillies, Mets or Cubs. They dont have that kind of revenue.

5 years 7 months ago

And look what the Mets and Cubs have done with that revenue… Now what about what Tampa Bay did or Colorado, how about Minnesota? All small to mid market teams that put competitive teams on the field. I can see you’re point with the Yankees and Sox, but the Phillies aren’t in the same class as either of them either when it comes to revenue. Look at what these lower tier teams have done with 50-60 MIL. The Cards will be competitive for years to come.

5 years 7 months ago

I agree that Pujols won’t leave St. Louis… BUT should a contract extension fail to work out with him before he hits FA (which I don’t believe will happen), the Cardinals could trade Pujols to gain several amazing prospects from a team/ several teams. Consider this an absolute worst case scenario, but pieces still fall into place for the Cards.

Matt Holliday makes a great player to build a team around- consider the Rockies, and they won a WS.

All in all, with this move, the Cardinals can conceivably function without the existence of Pujols in the long run. albeit- no cards fan would ever want that.

5 years 7 months ago

Who won a WS? Not Colorado bud. They appeared in their first WS in 2007 and I don’t think I need to remind many how that turned out…

5 years 7 months ago

… that was my bad on the WS. Still, Colorado got into that position on the back of holliday

jshap219
5 years 7 months ago

Great news.

Angelsbaseball
5 years 7 months ago

Holliday is getting a deal today if i were the cardinals i would set the deadline until next week.

mechanicalman
5 years 7 months ago

He’s about to appear on ESPN radio, presumably to announce that the deal is done.