Hopefully, Franklin will explode for them this season....
From the Associated Press:
ST. LOUIS -- Mark Mulder is staying with the St. Louis Cardinals, agreeing Wednesday to $13 million, two-year contract that could be worth up to $45,075,000 over three seasons.
The 29-year-old left-hander, recovering from rotator cuff surgery, is expected to miss the first half of next season. He also had been negotiating with the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers.
"Mulder's return will be a real boost to our rotation," general manager Walt Jocketty said. "We've seen what he is capable of when healthy. Mark is very determined to return to his All-Star form."
St. Louis also agreed to a $1 million, one-year deal with right-hander Ryan Franklin and minor league contracts with outfielder Rick Ankiel and infielder Jolbert Cabrera.