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A look at the Cardinals minor league system

The debate has raged for awhile. Can the Cardinals build from within? Is Jeff Luhnow doing a good job? Overall opinion of the Cardinals minor league system has been down for some time. Part of that is because it was standard operating procedure for the Cardinals to usually trade valuable minor leaguers for veteran talent to fill out the major league roster. While there is no way to quantitatively measure … Continue reading

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Brendan Ryan dealt for Maikel Cleto

The news just broke. Cardinals’ SS Brendan Ryan has been dealt to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP Maikel Cleto. So just who is Maikel Cleto? Cleto is a 21 year old right handed pitcher from the Dominican Republic. He has a power arm that can throw in the high-90s, however, the main complaint on him is that his fastball has no movement. His second pitch is a slider … Continue reading

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