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Scott Bittle: Another Cards 4th-Round Gamble

Scott Bittle: Another Cards 4th-Round Gamble

In two of the last three years, the St. Louis Cardinals have made risky fourth-round draft picks. Unlike in 2007, this year's selection, pitcher Scott Bittle, was signed despite ongoing health concerns.

A recent St. Louis Post-Dispatch article noted, "After much internal discussion, the Cardinals elected to sign fourth-round pick Scott Bittle despite longstanding concerns about the health of his shoulder." Remember the above use of the word "sign". I will be back to that in a moment. The Cardinals' fourth-round pick, taken 129th overall from Ole Miss, missed the final six weeks of the Rebels...

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