Troy Tulowitzki, the Colorado Rockies' shortstop, inked a 7-year extension for $134 million, or $19 million per during the extension. Weirdly, this may be a good deal for the Rockies -- an All-Star shortstop who gives you 20+ HRs and 90+ RBIs a year through age 26 might be a bit better in his prime, and won't fade too much hopefully by age 36, when this contract expires.
For Cardinals fans, however, it begs the question -- if Tulowitzki gets $19 million per, what on earth is Albert worth? I'd say the number is going to have to be $30 million at least. Or, as suggested by the direction Albert is looking, maybe even higher.