Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Can You Say Todd Helton?

From "Cards Offer Most Lucrative Deal In Team History To Holliday" at MLBTR:

The Cardinals have offered Matt Holliday a deal which would pay him $16MM per year and could extend through eight seasons, writes Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

$16 million a year for eight seasons? For a player who will be 30 years old at the beginning of next season? This is insanity, I tells ya! Complain all you want about Ned Colletti's shackles, but at least he isn't (still) making offers that could hamstring his team well into the next decade.

On the plus side, here's a major deal the Yankees, Red Sox, Mets or Phillies aren't involved in. Oh, and congrats to Holliday — guess that one error doesn't hurt so much now, does it?

photo by Danny Moloshok/Reuters


Fred's Brim said...

yikes is there any way they could afford both Nutsy and Pujols? The rest of the team would have to be at league minimum