ST. LOUIS — Minutes after his contract with the St. Louis Cardinals was announced, Mike Leake was looking ahead to rivalry games against the Chicago Cubs.
“Honestly,” he said Tuesday, “I wouldn’t mind taking them down.”
Leake and the Cardinals agreed to an $80 million, five-year contract, a move the Cardinals hope boosts their chances to win a fourth straight NL Central title.
“When we make decisions, it is about performance,” general manager John Mozeliak said. “We heard nothing but positives.”