His new deal contract calls for a $1.25 million signing bonus and salaries of $7,125,000 next year, $8,875,000 in 2009 and $11,875,000 in each of the final two seasons. He also gets a full no-trade clause.
Not too bad. I heard two rumors this morning. One was 3 years $28 million and one was 4 years $48 million. I'm just glad they didn't give him a 5th year. And hopefully the Cards still have some money to spend.