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What We Learned at the Winter Meetings

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The Winter Meetings Were Awesome... Eventually

I went to the winter meetings. I was worried it would be all about the economics of the game. What follows is a rambling description of how my worries were unfounded.

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Conner Capel is Growing with the Cardinals

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