January 20, 2009

Brad Thompson on board

Newlywed Brad Thompson now has at least one season of security.

Thompson avoided arbitration, or the St. Louis Cardinals did, depending on how you look at it, when Thompson agreed to a one-year $650,000 contract.

Just yesterday, Todd Wellemeyer and Chris Duncan signed for one-year deals, respectively.

Both Rick Ankiel and Ryan Ludwick are yet to sign, and have submitted their figures for arbitration.

According to the Official Web Site of the St. Louis Cardinals, Ankiel put in for $3.3 million while the team's submission is $2.35 million. Ludwick has submitted for $4.25 million while Cardinals have countered with $2.8 million.
photo by Barbara Moore