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Cardinals Firm Up Four Compensatory Picks

Matt Holliday among three who declined arb offer

St. Louis to receive four extra picks in the 2010 draft if three players who declined arbitration offers do not return. Brian Walton explains where those picks should fall and why.

As expected, all three St. Louis Cardinals free agents offered arbitration by the club declined the offers – pitcher Joel Pineiro, infielder Mark DeRosa and outfielder Matt Holliday. Via their decisions, announced late Monday, the players formally cut their ties with the Cardinals, passing up the opportunity for one-year contracts to return for 2010. Unless any of the players re-sign with St... Recommended Stories

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