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Not long after Albert Pujols left for his, still to me, mind boggling ($30 million dollars in 2021 when he is 41 years of age?) mega-contract inAnaheim, I began looking for a replacement. I, and I’m sure the 2011 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, quickly figured out there is no replacing a player of this caliber. Even with budding star Shelby Miller in the minor leagues. Don’t get me wrong, I mean resigning 1B/OF Lance Berkman and OF Carlos Beltran will help. But let’s face it, no team can lose an Albert Pujols and not feel some sort of effect. But I started looking for a replacement none the less. I completely skipped the free agent pool and a possible trade scenario and went straight to the Cardinals farm system. After hours and hours and hours of watching video, making phone calls and searching the internet from head to toe, I could not find an adequate replacement.(ok, fine…I knew I couldn’t when I started but I was trying to pacify myself) But I did find something else. I rea...
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