Mar 1, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta (27) at bat against the Miami Marlins Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Jhonny Peralta Shows Why He Was Worth It

Jhonny Peralta went against his old team the Detroit Tigers on Monday and showed them why they should of paid him the money. He had 2 Home runs in one game against the Detroit Tigers. However, it wasn’t enough as the Tigers won the meaningless Spring Training game. The bigger story was the redemption of Jhonny Peralta.

Jhonny Peralta was mentioned in the Biogenesis scandal and was suspended for 50 games. His name was tainted and no one wanted to touch him. The St Louis Cardinals gave him the chance. He took it. Here is some of the Tweets about his performance.


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  • Brian Huth

    If no one wanted to touch him, why did the Cards pay so much for him?

    • Garret

      it’s hard to know. when they’re making these offers you always have to kind of remember that other teams are making inquiries and doing so quietly sometimes. you also have to remember the cardinals signed him pretty early before any actual bidding war might have taken place, so who knows where the money might have gone if Peralta had really gotten a full off-season’s worth of offers. It’s also possible they figured “we’re convinced this biogenesis thing doesn’t mean a ton with this guy, so it’s only a matter of time before a couple other teams come to the same conclusion.” All of that said, the last time people seemed inclined to believe the Cardinals made an offer well above and beyond what anyone else was willing to make on a big name free agent that I can remember was Matt Holliday. A number of people panned that signing as overpaying. It looks really reasonable and pretty darn smart in retrospect. So I trust the Cards’ brass knows what its doing. I’m perfectly happy to watch Peralta redeem himself with the Birds on the Bat

      • Lee

        Exactly.. Although I’m not sure he really needs redeeming, he never actually tested positive for P.E.D. use not to mention if you’re a cardinal fan he never really played against sstl. If anything he will be proving not redeeming. But good comment none the less.

    • Steve Cypher

      Big TV contract; losing the Series with a young team with a couple of visible areas of need. If reaching the playoffs is worth X to a team, losing the Series must be worth 3-5X. This franchise may be on the verge of becoming the Yankees.

  • Garret

    I will also say two homers in an ST game probably doesn’t mean a heck of a lot . . . but it’s better than not hitting two homers in an ST game. Ha. :-)