That he signed with the Cards isn't really what I want to talk about, it is that he signed a 1 year $7.5 million contract with $1.5 million in incentives. Doesn't this seem a little rich to you? Brad Penny was 11-9 last year with a 4.88 ERA, the year before he was 6-9 with a 6.27 ERA. If Penny is worth $7.5 + how much is Doc worth? I can't imagine who the Cardinals were bidding against that would have brought their bid up that high. This will raise the price on the other free agent pitchers out there.
The agents for John Lackey, Rich Harden and Justin Duchscherer must be thrilled.