Adam Wainwright, the ace on the St. Louis Cardinals, extended his contract through 2017. He just signed a 5 year, $97.5 MM contract extension to keep him on the Cards roster for a long while.
Wainwright, 31, has a career record of 80-48 with a 3.15 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. He pitches very well, but after coming off Tommy John surgery in 2011, he may never reach what he was back in 2009 (19-8, 2.63 ERA, 1.21 WHIP). This extension should give time for Wainwright to fully heal and continue to be one of the best pitchers in the league.