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How the Cards make minor league assignments

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St. Louis Cardinals Senior Advisor to Player Development Gary LaRocque takes us inside the organization's thought processes behind minor league player assignments.

As the season-opening player assignment decisions became evident to followers of the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system, following are examples of the inevitable questions that are posed each spring. "Why was this player moved ahead aggressively?" "Why did that player remain at extended spring training instead of making a full-season club?" It seems that the organization is continuing to...

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