As Jim Hendry’s World Turns: Cardinals Make Big Holliday Offer

Posted: 30th December 2009 by TAB BAMFORD in MLB
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ESPN's Buster Olney is reporting on Wednesday that the St. Louis Cardinals' offer to free agent outfielder Matt Holliday is in excess of $100 million. In the wake of Jason Bay agreeing to a four-year deal worth $66 million with the Mets ($17 million per), it's hard to imagine another team throwing that kind of coin at Holliday. The future implications of the Cardinals offering Holliday that type of money could be staggering in St. Louis, considering they've been working on an uber-extension with Albert Pujols for some time now. If relativity means anything, and Pujols' agent is worth anything, then what is he worth if Holliday gets $16-18 million per season? We're talking about ARod money. In 2009, the Cardinals' top salary was Pujols' $16 million, and he has two more years (with 2011 bein ...

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