David Freese is a Cardinal legend, and he always will be. An Imo's lovin', Nelly listenin', clutch hittin', salt-of-the-earth midwestern boy, raised in St. Louis, who for a three week period or so was the best hitter in the country, playing for his home town team, all displayed on the national stage of the Major League Baseball postseason. It is the stuff of legends. [hurriedly wipes away tear]
And now, he plays for Pittsburgh, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $3 million.
It is a great deal for Pittsburgh and for Freese, and it will be terribly exciting to have Freese return to Busch Stadium, but it is still gonna sting a little seeing him in black and gold nineteen times this season.
Wait, is that an excuse to play to Freese's Game Six highlights I hear?
what else is going on in baseball...
- White Sox turn triple play against Royals | whitesox.com
- When Bryce Harper talks, we should all listen. | Sports on Earth
- Bryce Harper's irrepressible joy will make you even more excited for the season to start | MLB.com
- Jose Bautista deflects Goose Gossage comments | MLB.com
- Jose Bautista and the Phillie Phanatic got into a workout battle | SBNation.com
- Apparently the Dodgers are playing hockey now, might be the first two-sport team in history | MLB.com
- What it really means to be a Blue Jays fan. | Sports on Earth
- Here's how all of MLB took fans behind the scenes at Spring Training with Snapchat | MLB.com
- Today in Baseball History: Wilbert Robinson, Casey Stengel and a flying grapefruit | MLB.com
- MLB players primed to spring forward in 2016 | MLB.com
- Player Salaries: A Mix of Merit and Tenure | FanGraphs Baseball
- The Best of FanGraphs: March 7-11, 2016 | FanGraphs Baseball
- The Top College Players by (Maybe) Predictive Stats | FanGraphs Baseball
what the cardinals are up to...
- BenFred: Wacha intriguing candidate for early extension | Ben Frederickson | stltoday.com
- Fun-loving Leake looks for a good fit with Cardinals | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com
- Arizona Diamondbacks Trade Rumors: Nick Ahmed to the St. Louis Cardinals? | AZ Snake Pit
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central
- David Freese signs one-year deal with Pirates | pirates.com
- David Freese signing analysis: Pirates seize opportunity, get useful player on bargain deal | Bucs Dugout