Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Holliday deal will kill the Cardinals

Matt Holliday just signed a 7-year deal with the Cardinals for 120 million according to reports. The first thing that comes to my mind is: What the hell are they thinking?!? I know that they are supposed to be using the Holliday deal to influence Albert to stay in StL but seriously, do you really want to overpay this guy to keep him there to spend another 20+ mill/year on Albert? You are going to have almost 40 million per season (at least!) tied up in two players. And St. Louis is supposed to be a mid level team. And the worst part.... it is SEVEN FREAKIN YEARS!!!!! Is Holliday the kind of player you want to do that for? Albert, you do that and more. Don't get me wrong. But Holliday? He is good, but not THAT good.

I just think that this is a deal that will end up killing the Cardinals down the road. I mean really tank them for like a decade or something. It is just so much money tied up in a player who just isn't worth it. Barry Zito, your deal is looking better and better everyday. Ok, maybe not going that far, but wow. Just wow. Boras, you had the team, and you used them. You used them hard. And it is their own damn fault.

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