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Know Your Enemy – St. Louis Cardinals

Know Your Enemy – St. Louis Cardinals

This is the fourth in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates' NL Central opponents.  I explained the rationale behind these articles here and previously reviewed the Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, and the Milwaukee Brewers.

This article will look at the gold standard of the NL Central in recent years: the St. Louis Cardinals.  While the Cubs may have the most supportive fans, perhaps no city in all of MLB has more knowledgeable fans than the Cardinals.  It may be the best baseball city in America.

Payroll Committments 2011-2014 (does not include arbitration or min-scale players)

2011 -- $68.089 million

2012 -- $31.788 million

2013 -- $17.950 million

2014 -- $17.000 million

That $17M in 2014 belongs to Matt Holliday and extends out to 2016, with a vested option year in 2017 during his age-37 season.  Yeah, we'll be discussing that throughout this article.

Estimated Payroll 2011 (includes arb and min-scale es...

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