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2005 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  St. Louis,MO
Team Record:  100-62   .617
Result:   1st in National League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Tony LaRussa
General Manager:   Walt Jocketty
Stadium:  Busch Stadium II
Attendance:  3,491,837
Payroll:  $92,106,833
Playoffs:  Lost NLCS (Astros)

St. Louis Cardinals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Larry Walker (38)
Youngest Player:  Yadier Molina (22)
Longest Tenure:  Matt Morris (8)
Top Hitter:  Albert Pujols (1)
Top Pitcher:  Chris Carpenter (1)
Top Draft Pick:  Colby Rasmus (#28)

Roster Continuity:  65.63%
Top Prospect:   Anthony Reyes
National League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
St. Louis10062.617--
Houston8973.54911.0
Milwaukee8181.50019.0
Chi Cubs7983.48821.0
Cincinnati7389.45127.0
Pittsburgh6795.41433.0

TEAM INFORMATION
Contract data is available from the mid 2000s until the present day. Shaded records are players who signed multi-year contracts. The list of contracts may not be complete. Visit the Data Store if you're interested in purchasing the contract data.
Player NameContract Signed byStartEndLengthValuePer YearContract Notes
Carmen CaliSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 300,000 
Chris CarpenterSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 2,000,000 Option year from prior contract
Roger CedenoSt. Louis Cardinals200220054$ 18,000,000$ 4.50m
Einar DiazSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 600,000 
Chris DuncanSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 300,000 Contract purchased from minors
David EcksteinSt. Louis Cardinals200520073$ 10,250,000$ 3.42m
Jim EdmondsSt. Louis Cardinals200120066$ 57,000,000$ 9.50mExtension. $2m signing bonus. Club option for 2007
Cal EldredSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 600,000 
Randy FloresSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 320,000 
John GallSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 300,000 
Mark GrudzielanekSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 1,000,000 
Jason IsringhausenSt. Louis Cardinals200520073$ 25,750,000$ 8.58mReworked contract signed during 2005 season. Club option for 2008
Kevin JarvisColorado Rockies200520051$ 300,000 Minor league contract
Tyler JohnsonSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 300,000 
Jimmy JournellSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 300,000 
Ray KingSt. Louis Cardinals200520062$ 4,350,000$ 2.18mClub option for 2007
Hector LunaSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 320,000 
John MabrySt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 725,000 
Mike MahoneySt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 300,000 Contract purchased from minors
Jason MarquisSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 3,000,000 avoided arbitration
Yadier MolinaSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 323,500 
Matt MorrisSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 2,500,000 
Mark MulderOakland Athletics200220054$ 14,200,000$ 3.55m
Abraham NunezSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 300,000 Minor league contract
Albert PujolsSt. Louis Cardinals200420107$ 100,000,000$ 14.29mClub option for 2011 ($16m)
Bill PulsipherSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 300,000 Minor League Contract
Al ReyesSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 450,000 
Anthony ReyesSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 300,000 Contract purchased from minors
John RodriguezCleveland Indians200520051$ 300,000 MInor league contract
Scott RolenSt. Louis Cardinals200320108$ 90,000,000$ 11.25m$5m signing bonus
Reggie SandersSt. Louis Cardinals200420052$ 6,000,000$ 3.00m
Skip SchumakerSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 300,000 Contract purchased from minors
Scott SeabolSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 300,000 
Jeff SuppanSt. Louis Cardinals200420052$ 6,000,000$ 3.00m
So TaguchiSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 550,000 
Julian TavarezSt. Louis Cardinals200420051$ 4,200,000 
Brad ThompsonSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 300,000 Contract purchased from minors
Adam WainwrightSt. Louis Cardinals200520051$ 300,000 
Larry WalkerColorado Rockies200020056$ 76,000,000$ 12.67mExtrension signed before 1999 season
Gabe WhiteAtlanta Braves200520051$ 300,000 



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