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The Cardinals system continues to turn out solid prospects who are ready to contribute soon, including Stephen Piscotty.

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Friday, November 21

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Thursday, November 20

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Wednesday, November 19

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The Blue Jays, not the Cubs, sign Russell Martin; The Cubs, not the Braves, now employ Tommy La Stella. . . . more | 4 unread comments

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