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St. Louis Cardinals Need to Prove a Point with Shelby Miller

Published by on June 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The St. Louis Cardinals surprised many fans by drafting hard-throwing right-hander Shelby Miller out of Brownwood High School in Texas with their 19th pick.

Surprised, but not disappointed.

Miller's selection shows that the Cardinals are willing to go over slot for a future front of the rotation and that they are willing to draft high school arms in the first round. That is something they haven't done since 1991.

The Cardinals need to show their fanbase that they are willing to spend money. And to do that, they have to sign Miller—and soon.

If I were Cardinals GM John Mozeliak, I would send a proposal to Miller's representative with "$3.5 million" written on the paper. Under that number,...

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