He is owed 12 million this season in his final option year.
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index...alk-extension/ďIn brief talks with (Cardinals executives) they feel real good about me coming back for a long time, and I want to make that happen,Ē Wainwright said. ďI donít see any reason why we shouldnít make that happen. ... Itís not like I have one foot out the door (to free agency). If Iím being honest, they have to show they respect what Iíve done and what I will do. And they have. They have. So I donít think it will be a problem.Ē
What would you give Wainwright if you are the Cardinals?
The rotation this season will be
3. Garcia (back in May)
That also leaves Joe Kelly, Trevor Rosenthall, and one of Lynn/Westbrook in the bullpen with Carlos Martinez (top pitching prospect) in AAA.
Westbrook and Carpenter are both likely gone after this season, and with 8 starters on hand capable of pitching at this level, you have to think a Wainwright extension needs to be relatively reasonable.
I would offer 5/75 and see if we can settle somewhere in there. He would be the lone veteran in the rotation really by 2014.
That would leave 2014's rotation
If you are the Cardinals, what do you offer Wainwright?