We are now in Week 6 of MakinThePlay on radio, and it brought big news for us. As I said on yesterday’s show, Cardinal Thursdays are coming to MakinThePlay beginning April 4 during the baseball season.
Each Thursday, we will be joined by Jenifer Langosch, MLB.com Cardinals beat writer. Jenifer’s insight and inside knowledge are two more reasons that MakinThePlay is truly The Premier Sports & Whatever Talk Show.
Prior to April 4, Jenifer will provide periodic updates from Spring Training in Jupiter, so be sure to listen to the show every day at 2:00 CT.
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Today brought an announcement that the Cardinals have extended the contracts of General Manager John Mozeliak and Manager Mike Matheny. Both are deserved and provide a sense of stability for the organization, not that there were public thoughts otherwise.
Mozeliak will now be in charge through 2016. At the time of me writing this, I do not know any financial information for him. Perhaps, we will get that from Jenifer Langosch, when we speak with her.
Matheny is locked up through 2014. I also do not know his salary, but I’m confident that it is a bargain for the team. In 2012, he made a $650,000 and for 2013, he will make $750,000. Those numbers, and the 2014 salary are far shy of the more than $4,000,000 that Tony LaRussa made in his final year.
With the men in charge under new contracts, will the Cardinals get a deal done with Adam Wainwright? Does Wainwright want a new deal now?
It appears that the length, five years, could be a problem. Plus, the Cardinals may not be willing to approach the $25,000,000 per season mark that Wainwright could get elsewhere should he have a great season.