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Are Overpaid Relievers Just a Cardinals Problem?

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Cardinals Land 3 Prospects in Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects

Jordan Walker, Nolan Gorman, and Matthew Liberatore were all in the top 50.

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How Much of a Cardinal Were the Best Cardinals?

Or "Was Scott Rolen more Phillie or Cardinal, Albert Pujols more Cardinal or Angel, and is Keith Hernandez a Met or what?"

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