Jaime Garcia Begins to Live Up to Contract

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Jaime Garcia Begins to Live Up to Contract
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It was not too long ago when Jaime Garcia was thought to be one of the key parts moving forward for the Cardinals pitching rotation. In 2011, Garcia signed a four-year contract worth $27 million, mainly due to his performance on the mound in the previous two seasons. In 2010, Garcia finished third in the N.L. Rookie voting with a 13-8 record and a 2.70 ERA. In his second full-year in the majors, Garcia continued to pitch well, going 13-7 with a 3.56 ERA in addition to pitching admirably for the Cardinals in the World Series where he only allowed two runs in 10 innings against the Rangers. So by all accounts, this was a great deal for the Cardinals as they we're locking down one of the top younger pitchers in the game...

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