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Viva El Birdos Jan 16, 2015

Is the Lance Lynn contract a good one for the St. Louis Cardinals?

The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a three-year, $22 million contract with Lance Lynn on Thursday. Is it a good deal? Lynn has accrued over three years of MLB service time which means, under the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between MLB and the MLB Players Association, he is eligible for salary arbitration this offseason. In that process, a team and a player exchange salary figures for the forthcoming season and could eventually go to an hearing in which an arbitrator chooses one party's proposed salary or the other. Most of the time, team and player avoid a hearing and sign a...
Bernie: Lynn contract is a smart move

Bernie: Lynn contract is a smart move

Lance Lynn is one of the more underrated starters in major league baseball, and the Cardinals have him locked in for three more years at a reasonable cost.
Viva El Birdos Jan 15, 2015

St. Louis Cardinals agree to contract with Lance Lynn

It's not so much an extension as the guaranteeing of arbitration years. The St. Louis Cardinals have reportedly agreed to a new contract with righthanded starter Lance Lynn. CBS tweeter Jon Heyman broke the news of the three-year pact worth a reported $22 million. The contract allows the Cardinals and Lynn to avoid arbitration this year as well as for 2016 and 2017. All of Lynn's arbitration-eligible seasons are covered by the deal and none of his free-agency eligible years are. There are no options tacked onto the end. Check back in for VEB's complete analysis of the contract.

Lynn and Cardinals agree to $22 million, 3-year contract

Pitcher Lance Lynn and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $22 million, three-year contract.

Report: Lance Lynn gets new 3 year, $22 million deal

Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn received a new three-year deal worth $22 million according to a report from CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman.
Viva El Birdos Jan 15, 2015

A potential Lance Lynn extension

This post originally appeared last month on Viva El Birdos. With the Cardinals and Lance Lynn's agent meeting at this week's Winter Meetings, it is once again relevant. With Michael Wacha injured and Adam Wainwright at less than his best during portions of 2014, Lance Lynn performed the same way he had over the previous three years. He was the Cardinals most consistent pitcher in 2014 and heading into his first year of arbitration, Lynn is due for a big raise. The Cardinals and Lynn could come to terms on a contract extension, but both parties have reasons to avoid an extension. Reaching an...
Rotoworld Jan 15, 2015

Lynn agrees to a 3-year deal with Cardinals - Lance Lynn (S) St Louis Cardinals

Cardinals and RHP Lance Lynn avoided arbitration by agreeing to a three-year, $22 million contract.
KFFL Jan 15, 2015

Cardinals | Lance Lynn salary breakdown

Updating previous report, St. Louis Cardinals SP Lance Lynn will make $7 million this year ...
KFFL Jan 15, 2015

Cardinals | Lance Lynn financials

St. Louis Cardinals SP Lance Lynn will make $22 million as part of his three-year ...
KFFL Jan 15, 2015

Cardinals | Lance Lynn avoids arbitration

St. Louis Cardinals SP Lance Lynn avoided arbitration by agreeing to an undisclosed three-year deal ...

Cardinals, Lance Lynn agree to 3-year deal for $22 million

Before Lance Lynn got far enough into the arbitration process and pursued a record-setting salary, the Cardinals and the strapping right-hander agreed on a three-year deal.
Viva El Birdos Jan 14, 2015

What was different for St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn in 2014?

Lance Lynn's ERA vastly outperformed his FIP in 2014. What was different for him as compared to the previous two seasons? In terms of overall value, 2014 was not all that different from 2012 or 2013 for St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn. However, as his Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) suggested for two straight seasons, his 2014 Earned Run Average (ERA) significantly improved, even more than one could have reasonably predicted. In fact, his 2.74 ERA in 2014 ranked ninth best in the National League—a drastic, but welcome change from 2013, when he had the...
Viva El Birdos Jan 12, 2015

Cardinals counting on Lance Lynn in 2015

The Cardinals rotation is full of question marks related to health, age, and inexperience. Lance Lynn brings none of those issues into 2015. With all the talk about trades, free agents, and potential injuries, the one player left out of the discussion is Lance Lynn. He is seen as a workhorse, a constant, and the Cardinals are counting on him heavily for innings and a solid performance in 2015. Lance Lynn has made 95 starts over the past three seasons, including 33 in each of the past two years. He has gone over 200 innings in both 2013 and 2014 and put up a good performance in both years....

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