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Marquis: The Arbitration Case That Never Was

Brian Walton already prepared the arguments for both sides of what could have become a February arbitration hearing for Cardinals starter Jason Marquis and isn't about to waste them even now that both sides have come to terms. Some conclusions are also drawn about the future.

I had been thinking and writing about Jason Marquis' pending arbitration case for so long that I could recite either side's case most eloquently. As a result, I had decided to prepare a story to document it right here in case the big spenders on either side wanted to save a few bucks in consulting fees.   With Tuesday set as the day that the two sides would exchange figures, I was ready to...

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