Found December 23, 2011 on The Outside Corner:
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After not being able to re-sign the most important member of the franchise since Stan "The Man" Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals got better at two positions when they signed Carlos Beltran on Thursday to a 2-year, $26 million contract with a full no-trade clause. Beltran is a fine piece to a puzzle that moves incumbent right fielder Lance Berkman to first base on a full-time basis and gives the Cardinals one of the best switch-hitters available in baseball today, albeit with papier-mâché knees and declining defense that limits him to an outfield corner.This fall of the corner outfield domino can be mainly attributed to the chain of events that preceded the signing (hence, you know...the whole Domino Effect thingy). The Minnesota Twins decided to go with Josh Willingham in left field to fill one of their outfield holes, with his 3-year, $21 million contract being relatively reasonable considering he's not exactly a high-caliber player (bat-only corner outfielders aren...
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