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    Cards Offer Matt Holliday...

    8 years; 130 Million per MLBTradeRumors.com

    If you are Holliday you take that because honestly I think the Cards are just bidding alone as I have yet to hear other teams offer him a contract besides the Cards. I just wish the Reds had the money to put forth to actually bring winning baseball back to Cincinnati.
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    Re: Cards Offer Matt Holliday...

    IMO, Matt Holliday is not worth an average of $16.25M per year

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    Re: Cards Offer Matt Holliday...

    The eight years would scare me. How great will Holliday be from ages 30 through 37? That is hardly ancient, but it is still the back nine.
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    Re: Cards Offer Matt Holliday...

    I hope the Cards spend it on him. While he will put a decent numbers for the first part of the contract and helps to protect Albert, he won't hit like he did after the trade last year and he makes it tougher for the Cards to spend on others. And last I looked, he wasn't a pitcher, so Duncan won't help him much...
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    Re: Cards Offer Matt Holliday...

    This strikes me as a Todd Helton like deal. I like Holliday to continue to be a very productive player in to his mid 30's, but he's very likely going to be overpaid for a good portion of the deal once his defensive value falls off...

    I don't think he gets a better offer.
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    Re: Cards Offer Matt Holliday...

    Reminiscent of our Junior deal but without the hometown discount. Cardinal fans will be cheering if Holliday returns. But the euphoria will eventually wear out, and the questioning will begin.

    Everyone knows Holliday's skills will decline before this contract ends. How long before will determine just how foolish this contract proves to be. Glad it's the Cardinals and not the Reds proposing the deal.
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    Re: Cards Offer Matt Holliday...

    Will they have the bread to re-sign Pujols if Holliday accepts?
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    Re: Cards Offer Matt Holliday...

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    Will they have the bread to re-sign Pujols if Holliday accepts?
    And how will Albert being the second highest player on the team sit with his agent? If Holliday is worth this, than Albert is worth around 8 years, $200M.
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    Re: Cards Offer Matt Holliday...

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    Will they have the bread to re-sign Pujols if Holliday accepts?
    That's just what I was thinking too. How can they seriously afford both of them for the long haul? That is a LOT of money for two players.
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    Re: Cards Offer Matt Holliday...

    Holliday should sign that immediately.. But I bet Boras continues to shop around.
    (If Boras is not his agent, I apologize, I am going by memory)
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    Re: Cards Offer Matt Holliday...

    Quote Originally Posted by Guacarock View Post
    Reminiscent of our Junior deal but without the hometown discount. Cardinal fans will be cheering if Holliday returns. But the euphoria will eventually wear out, and the questioning will begin.

    Everyone knows Holliday's skills will decline before this contract ends. How long before will determine just how foolish this contract proves to be. Glad it's the Cardinals and not the Reds proposing the deal.
    Agree. Even in the front years the contract is rich. The only way this makes sense for the Cards is for salaries to continue to escalate. Further, they will need to save at least half of their payroll for Pujols in 2012 and beyond.

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    Re: Cards Offer Matt Holliday...

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    The eight years would scare me. How great will Holliday be from ages 30 through 37? That is hardly ancient, but it is still the back nine.
    I'd tell 'em to go for it
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    Re: Cards Offer Matt Holliday...

    Quote Originally Posted by HeatherC1212 View Post
    That's just what I was thinking too. How can they seriously afford both of them for the long haul? That is a LOT of money for two players.

    It helps when you draw over 3 million per year for the last several years.
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    Re: Cards Offer Matt Holliday...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    It helps when you draw over 3 million per year for the last several years.
    Winning a lot of games the last several years helps draw those 3 million fans too. Being relevant makes a difference.

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    Re: Cards Offer Matt Holliday...

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    Will they have the bread to re-sign Pujols if Holliday accepts?
    That's what I'd be worried about if I were the Cardinals' FO. And, on top of that, Carpenter and/or Wainwright when the time comes.


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