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Cardinals: The insane asking price the Athletics had for Sean Murphy

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The Oakland Athletics asked for absolute haul for Sean Murphy The St. Louis Cardinals signed catcher Willson Contreras to a 5-year, $87.5 million deal, representing one of the biggest signings in their franchise history. Originally the Cardinals had their eyes set on Oakland Athletics’ catcher Sean Murphy as their number one target, and apparently were close to a deal with Oakland on Tuesday, but the deal ended up falling apart, per Jesse Rodgers of ESPN. We now have information on who the Athletics were reportedly asking for in that deal thanks to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.