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Cardinals sign Zack Cox as draft deadline nears

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This just in-ish: Zack Cox, the Cardinals' real first round draft pick, has agreed to a contract at the very last minute, to the surprise of nobody except the people who put the signing deadline for the MLB draft two months after the draft itself. Stipulations include a promise not to let it get to him when Viva El BIrdos issues a final, longing sigh for Austin Wilson, who is like nine feet tall and once hit a ball so hard that Zack Cox was credited with a double.

Cox is a great prospect and another example of the Cardinals' willingness to go after signability problems. But as signability problems go, he just isn't very exciting. There are worse complaints; unless he's been signed as a pitcher, he's a major addition to the Cardinals' weak crop of future position players. More tomorrow!