• Reports: Cards' Wainwright gets $97.5M deal

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Mar 28, 2013
    Let's start with this: Wainwright is a very good pitcher. Wainwright was set to become a free agent after this season when he will make $12 million under a team option. How does Wainwright's deal rank with other recent big contracts for elite starting pitchers? Let's take a look: Louis through the 2018 season, the magnitude of the moment and the appreciation for all who had helped along the way were enough to force Wainwright to pause several times during his remarks. In 2009, the right-hander staged an impressive breakout, adding two more strikeouts per nine innings and bumping his ground ball rate to a career high, above 50 percent.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • The Sticker Shock of Wainwright's New Deal Is MLB's New Normal

      The Cardinals agreed to terms with Adam Wainwright this week on a five-year, $97.5 million deal, the latest reminder that baseball is swimming in cash...

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