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Two stars, two showdowns

Updated: February 7, 2011, 9:58 AM ET
By Buster Olney

As baseball starts its move toward the front burners of sports today, it has two front-burner issues of its own:

1. Albert Pujols' negotiations. The contract talks between the Cardinals and the game's best player are not moving at all, with 12 days remaining before his deadline -- the day he is scheduled to arrive at the St. Louis training camp.

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