Matt Carpenter is coming off a breakout 2013 season in which he hit .318 with 11 home runs and 78 RBI.
Jupiter, FL (SportsNetwork.com) -
The St. Louis Cardinals have signed infielder Matt Carpenter to a six-year contract extension reportedly worth $52 million.
The deal runs through 2019 and includes a club option for the 2020 season.
"We are pleased to have reached an agreement that insures Matt will remain a Cardinal on a long-term basis," said Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt, Jr. "He is an All-Star caliber player, and an integral part of the nucleus of this club which we feel can continue to contend for championships in 2014 and beyond."
Carpenter is coming off a breakout 2013 season in which he hit .318 with 11 home runs and 78 RBI while leading the majors in hits (199), runs scored (126) and doubles (55).
Syndergaard giving the Mets something to believe in
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
There is a sign inside the main offices of the Sports Network that reads, "We didn't expect to be this good this fast".
You have to think the New York Mets are muttering the same thing down in Port St. Lucie, FL, these days when watching 21-year-old flamethrower Noah Syndergaard.
There's always a player who makes a name for himself in the spring. Miami took a chance last season on a 20-year-old named Jose Fernandez, who was more than up to the task and walked away with an NL Rookie of the Year and was among the finalists for a Cy Young.