As promised, here’s a second post for today. After this morning’s rant about a certain jersey number, I felt obligated to provide you with some more newsworthy stuff about the ball club.
First, the Cardinals are making progress with their arbitration eligible players. Rick Ankiel agreed to a new one year contract that will pay him $900,000 in 2008. Incentives could make it an even $1 million. Figures for both Todd Wellemeyer and Yadier Molina have been exchanged, and negotiations continue as the players hope to avoid arbitration hearings. The Post Dispatch has the full story here.
Most Cardinal fans know that the annual Winter Warm-up is going on this weekend in downtown St. Louis. Living here in South Florida makes it tough for me to attend. Luckily, Derrick Goold has been blogging about the Warm-up daily. He’s got some great stuff. Check it out here. Anyone that did attend the event, I’d love to hear your story, so feel free to comment or shoot me an email.
Finally, there’s a new interview with top prospect, Colby Rasmus, posted at Colby-Rasmus.com. It’s definitely worth the read. Here’s the link.