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+    Level: MLB
Location:  St. Louis,MO
Team Record:  91-71   .562
Result:   1st in National League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Tony LaRussa
General Manager:   John Mozeliak
Stadium:  Busch Stadium III
Attendance:  3,343,252
Payroll:  $77,605,109
Playoffs:  Lost in NLDS (LA Dodgers)

St. Louis Cardinals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  John Smoltz (42)
Youngest Player:  Colby Rasmus (22)
Longest Tenure:  Albert Pujols (9)
Top Hitter:  Albert Pujols (1)
Top Pitcher:  Chris Carpenter (4)
Top Draft Pick:  Shelby Miller (#19)

Roster Continuity:  51.61%
Top Prospect:   Colby Rasmus
National League Standings
St. Louis9171.562--
Chi Cubs8378.5167.5

Contract data is available from the mid 2000s until the present day. Shaded records are players who signed multi-year contracts. The list of contracts may not be complete. Visit the Data Store if you're interested in purchasing the contract data.
Player NameContract Signed byStartEndLengthValuePer YearContract Notes
Rick AnkielSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 2,825,000 Avoided arbitration. Asked $3.3m, offered $2.35m
Brian BardenSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 400,000 
Mitchell BoggsSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 400,000 
Blaine BoyerAtlanta Braves200920091$ 432,500 
Chris CarpenterSt. Louis Cardinals200720115$ 63,500,000$ 12.70mClub option for 2012
Chris DuncanBoston Red Sox200920091$ 825,000 Avoided arbitration
Chris DuncanSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 825,000 Avoided arbitration
Ryan FranklinSt. Louis Cardinals200820092$ 5,000,000$ 2.50mClub option for 2010
Khalil GreeneSan Diego Padres200820092$ 11,000,000$ 5.50mAvoided arbitration
Tyler GreeneSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 400,000 
Blake HawksworthSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 400,000 
Jarrett HoffpauirSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 400,000 
Matt HollidayColorado Rockies200820092$ 23,000,000$ 11.50mAvoided arbitration
Josh KinneySt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 405,000 
Kyle LohseSt. Louis Cardinals200920124$ 41,000,000$ 10.25m$1.25m signing bonus
Ryan LudwickSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 3,700,000 Avoided arbitration
Julio LugoBoston Red Sox200720104$ 36,000,000$ 9.00m2011 vesting option. Released in 2009
Kyle McClellanSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 410,000 
Trever MillerSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 500,000 
Clayton MortensenSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 400,000 Contract purchased from minors
Jason MotteSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 400,000 
Chris PerezSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 402,000 
Joel PineiroSt. Louis Cardinals200820092$ 13,000,000$ 6.50m$500k signing bonus.
Albert PujolsSt. Louis Cardinals200420107$ 100,000,000$ 14.29mClub option for 2011 ($16m)
Colby RasmusSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 400,000 
Dennys ReyesSt. Louis Cardinals200920102$ 3,000,000$ 1.50m
Shane RobinsonSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 400,000 Contract purchased from minors
Brendan RyanSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 405,000 
Skip SchumakerSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 430,000 
John SmoltzBoston Red Sox200920091$ 5,500,000 
Nick StavinohaSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 400,000 
Brad ThompsonSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 650,000 Avoided arbitration
Joe ThurstonSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 475,000 Minor League Contract
Jess ToddSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 400,000 Contract purchased from minors
Adam WainwrightSt. Louis Cardinals200820114$ 15,000,000$ 3.75mClub options for 2012 and 2013
P.J. WaltersSt. Louis Cardinals200920091$ 400,000 Minor league contract

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