January 5, 2010: Cardinals sign Matt Holliday to a record seven-year contract


On January 5, 2010, Matt Holliday agreed to a deal that would keep him in St. Louis through the 2016 season and gave the Cardinals a pair of franchise cornerstone sluggers in Holliday and Albert Pujols for at least the next two seasons. Holliday’s seven-year, $120 million contract represented the largest contract in team history.