The official St. Louis Cardinals Twitter feed breaks the news that Matt Holliday, Joel Pineiro and Mark DeRosa are all being offered arbitration by the Cardinals. Holliday is a Type A free agent, while Pineiro and DeRosa are Type Bs. The only ranked free agent not mentioned was Troy Glaus (a Type B), but MLB.com’s Matthew Leach via twitter reported that St. Louis didn’t make an offer to the veteran third baseman.
The moves were expected, given that Holliday is arguably the jewel of this winter’s free agent class and at least four teams are seriously after DeRosa.
This is my take on it. I think Pinero will accept arbitration from the Cardinals but DeRosa and Holliday may not accept. If they do, I will be very surprise. If Holliday walks the Cards will get two high draft picks. So lets wait and see whats gonna happen by midnight tonight.