Matt Holliday is batting .513 (20-39) with 2 HR, 12 RBI, 7 doubles and 11 runs scored since June 16th.
Following this season, the Cardinals are only on the hook for another 4-years and $68 million for Matt Holliday.
That is well worth it.
And if he did that, we'd want him back that next season.
At most, though, we owe him $68 million. That's not bad.
Edit: By comparison, Jayson Werth, who is 33, the same age Holliday will be in 2013, had 6-years and $108 million remaining on his contract starting with this season.
Right. I wasn't complaining about it, just stating the fact. Holliday's been my favorite Cardinal since we got him, although my level of frustration with him last year tipped the scales in Berkman's favor for a while.
The costant GIDP with runners on 1st and 2nd still drives me crazy, but his contract is a bargain for an elite 3 hitter in the prime of his career.
I'll be interested to see if the Cardinals bring him back when his contract is through.
Will he become one of those franchise players you just don't ever let go of?