Tuesday, Leake and the Cardinals agreed to a five-year deal worth $80 million. Showing his enthusiasm for his new club, Leake was introduced later in the day at Busch Stadium.
"I’m actually really excited, I was on the other sides of the lines, watching a team I had really high thoughts for," Leake said. "I really enjoyed watching the Cardinals go about their business and how they basically put together a dynasty in my opinion"
For the Cardinals, adding Leake means a much-needed offseason win for the club. He had other suitors during his time on the free agent market, but overall, the lure of being a Cardinal was the key to signing with St. Louis.
"Now that I’m a part of it, I can proudly say ‘I’m a Cardinal’," Leake said.