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Decoding the Cards' Tandem Use at Palm Beach

Mark McCormick and Jess Todd: Promoted to AA

Digging into the St. Louis Cardinals' use of the tandem system for starting pitchers at Palm Beach of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League in 2008.

Some would observe the second season of the tandem (or piggyback) system for starting pitchers at the lower levels of the St. Louis Cardinals minor leagues is right on schedule, having never been intended to last the entire season. To them, the recent move off the system at the highest level implemented, with Palm Beach of the A-Advanced Florida State League, is of no surprise. The tandem system...

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