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Mateo/Cards deal is $3.1. SF close second. Giants almost offer $3.5 but got cold feet. Cards GM went to Mateo's house to close the deal.
As I mentioned in today's main post, if Derrick Goold's note that the international budget won't affect the Cardinals' bid to sign Shelby Miller is an accurate picture of the Cardinals' plans, this is unreservedly great news. Here is an old piece from Goold that features a scouting report and a video; Future Redbirds talks more about the signing and has tracked down another video.