St. Louis Cardinals 2021

#53      
I'll be happy, happy, happy when this one gets off the books......

Dexter Fowler signed a 5 year / $82,500,000 contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, including a $10,000,000 signing bonus, $82,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $16,500,000. In 2020, Fowler will earn a base salary of $14,500,000 and a signing bonus of $2,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $16,500,000.
 
#54      
Cary, IL
I'll be happy, happy, happy when this one gets off the books......

Dexter Fowler signed a 5 year / $82,500,000 contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, including a $10,000,000 signing bonus, $82,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $16,500,000. In 2020, Fowler will earn a base salary of $14,500,000 and a signing bonus of $2,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $16,500,000.
I agree, unfortunately, he is the only OF that has shown any ability to hit RH pitching at all (I am hopeful on Carlson, too small a sample size).
 
#55      
I'll be happy, happy, happy when this one gets off the books......

Dexter Fowler signed a 5 year / $82,500,000 contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, including a $10,000,000 signing bonus, $82,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $16,500,000. In 2020, Fowler will earn a base salary of $14,500,000 and a signing bonus of $2,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $16,500,000.
Comes off after this season, right?
 
#58      
Cary, IL
Just looked it up, apparently needs 1,100 PA ro vest, with at least 550 in 2021. Unless there's some kind of Covid adjustment to that number, I think we're safe, as he had all of 169 PA in 2020, meaning he'd need 931 this year to trigger.
If there is a prorate, it would be somewhere around 460 PA in 2020. That would still leave 640, yeah, likely safe there.
 
#65      
Cary, IL
So, it appears the Cards are still a bat light. Someone in the outfield that can effectively hit RH pitching, which they will face 85% of the time in the NL central. Would you rather they go for someone now, or wait until mid-year after seeing if any of the OFs have learned to cut down on strike outs and make contact against RHs?
 
#66      
I think outfield is on pause until we know what we have although I could argue we know already. Carlson could be great and we should have kept Randy. I’d trade most any of the others.
 
#69      
Cary, IL
Looks like a little competition for Molina.
I can't imagine anyone else would want to sign a 39 year old catcher, whose hitting has been fading, along with his defense. I believe that he still calls a great game. I know the Cards want him for legacy purposes, and for the locker room. I just don't think another team would get as much from him.
 
#70      
Wong gone to Milwaukee. Didn't want to see him go.
It's a pretty good deal for the Brewers.

MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal reported that it was a two-year, $18 million deal with a club option that could push the value to $26 million over three years.

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#71      
I can't imagine anyone else would want to sign a 39 year old catcher, whose hitting has been fading, along with his defense. I believe that he still calls a great game. I know the Cards want him for legacy purposes, and for the locker room. I just don't think another team would get as much from him.
The Jays would have to really WOW him. I also don't see Yadi going to another team for a little more money.
 
#72      
the Front Range
bummer about Wong. I'm not too surprised given how he exited. It seemed like a clean break (in terms of Business) but both parties didn't appear to be looking back. Let's move on to some outfield help - this will put more money out there.
 
#75      
the Front Range
whos left on the outfield market? Heard a rumor that Ozuna may be looking to come back?? who knows if that's true but it would be interesting. Seems like players want to get in on this team now with Nolan at the corner.