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John Mozeliak

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    July 8, 2013

    Cardinals No Longer Etching Christian Symbols On Mound, "Not Club Policy," Manager Says

    Last month, we published an article on the Christian imagery etched into the dirt on the pitcher's mound at Busch Stadium this season, after a disgruntled Cardinals fan sent Daily RFT a series of photos showing a cross and what appeared to be the fish symbol on the field. Our post has since gotten a ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Cards Re-Sign Jason Motte, Avoid Arbitration

    I told you the Cardinals would manage to avoid going the full arbitration route with at least some of their eligible players, didn't I? Damned right I did.Alright, it isn't exactly a shock to see the organization trying to come to terms with players on their own, rather than going through the proces ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012

    Team-by-Team Preseason Predictions: The Cardinals Are Good, But Not Good Enough

    Yesterday I gave my predictions for individual award in the upcoming season. Today we turn our attention to larger matters. Team matters. This season actually promises an entirely new level of intrigue, due to the presence of an extra wild card team from each league. Whether you like the new de ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Roy Oswalt Sez: Call Me Back in July

    ​So, after months of dancing and dodging, hemming and hawing, flirting and some other word that starts with an F, Roy Oswalt finally came out and made it official yesterday: Eh, just call me back in a couple months. Oswalt announced yesterday he isn't going to sign with any team at the m ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Roy Oswalt: The Dream That Just Won't Die

    ​​Oswalt wearing the uniform of his last team, the Phillies. I always thought those two were just a terrible fit for each other. ​I've been very skeptical of the Cardinals and Roy Oswalt as a match for quite some time now. It's not that I don't think Oswalt would be a really nice add for the R ... More >>

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    December 23, 2011

    Cards Win Beltran Sweepstakes

    It's like Ed McMahon dropped by Busch Stadium yesterday, with a big check that read 4.0 WAR in the dollar amount box. ​Christmas came a little early for Cardinal fans this year. For the Cardinal offense, too. The Cards agreed to terms with Carlos Beltran yesterday on a two-year deal for appro ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Breaking Down the Hiring of Mike Matheny as Cardinals' Manager

    Matheny as a rookie back in 1994. ​The Cardinals are going to make it official today, and name Mike Matheny the new manager. All the scuttlebutt of late (including my own pick last week) had suggested Matheny was the frontrunner, as he gained a huge amount of momentum coming out of his interv ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Cardinals' Bullpen Comes Through In Big Way

    La Russa kept the phone to the bullpen busy last night. It paid off.​Well, it wasn't quite the brilliant matchup of ace starters I think most of us were anticipating, but it'll do. Yovani Gallardo, ace of the Milwaukee Brewers, allowed thirteen baserunners, making it somewhat shocking the Car ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Worst Trade Ever! Cardinals Send Colby Rasmus to Toronto for Spare Parts

    ​Ladies and gentlemen, if you would like to see what an incompetent sports organization looks like, I have an outstanding example for you right here in St. Louis. The Cardinals today have agreed to trade away Colby Rasmus, their young center fielder, who has multiple years of club control lef ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Cardinals Still Struggling to Spell Relief

    How come when he says it it's cute, but when I say it it's sexual harassment? ​The Cardinals are currently carrying eight -- count 'em -- eight relievers. So can anyone tell me why, exactly, we all had to watch one of the worst relievers in all of baseball this year blow last night's game?&nb ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Update: Winter Weather Wreaking Havoc on Cardinals Opening Week

    You know what they say: If there's snow in the branches...​This morning, the Cardinals announced that they're also postponing a baseball game between University of Missouri and University of Illinois that had been scheduled for tonight at Busch Stadium. Cold temperatures and a forecast for evening ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Adam Wainwright Has 'Significant' Elbow Injury; Mass Panic Ensues

    ​Well, just in case everyone wasn't already bummed enough about the whole Albert-Pujols-is-leaving-after-the-season storyline for 2011, we now have the news that Adam Wainwright, ace of the Cardinals' staff and eternal Cy Young runner-up, has left spring training camp in Florida and is headed to t ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    Tony La Russa and The Razzle Dazzle Kid

    ​Going into the long Labor Day weekend, I fully expected to be focused on the Cardinals. Sure, there was the Mizzou-Illinois game to attend, and a couple other college football games I found intriguing, and there was the Greek Festival down at St. Nicholas' church. (By the by, memo to the festival ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Critiquing the Cards' Social Media Night

    Just in case you hadn't heard (and it wouldn't much surprise me if you hadn't, to be honest), the Cardinals are holding a Social Media Night on the 18th of September. They're making kind of a production of it, too, with a big panel of experts who are going to discuss their own experiences with ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Jake Westbrook's Cardinal Debut: Random, Random Thoughts

    Okay, so it's a picture of a riot in LA, not Detroit. Still, it's too funny to pass up, because these people are looting a Payless Shoes, which is actually more expensive than shopping at a Payless. ​I think we can all safely say this: last night totally wasn't Jake Westbrook's fault. That's ... More >>

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    July 31, 2010

    Cardinals Trade Ryan Ludwick in Three-Team Deal

    commons.wikimedia.org​According to various and sundry sources, the Cardinals have completed a three-team deal with the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians that will send Ryan Ludwick to the Padres and bring Jake Westbrook to the Cards. At first blush, I really liked this deal, thought it w ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Phillies' Ryan Howard Isn't Coming to St. Louis Anytime Soon -- Signs $125 Million Contract

    Image SourceA photo of Ryan Howard where he isn't playing baseball.​Today, Philadelphia Phillies management cemented its commitment to first-baseman (and St. Louis area native) Ryan Howard with a $125 million, five-year contract, with a bonus structure that could result in the slugger earning $1 ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Skip Schumaker: Two-Year Deal, Still Zero Respect

    encoretheater.orgThe Elves being referred to here? The ones working behind the scenes to get the job done? Oh, yeah, that was me. ​Okay, now I don't expect a bunch of thanks or anything from everybody, but I want you all to know. I was instrumental in the Cardinals and Skip Schumaker getting a dea ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010
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    October 19, 2009

    Albert Pujols' Comments Lost in Translation -- Again?!

    Wikimedia Commons​Near the end of 2006, a tempest boiled over in the local sports teapot when Albert Pujols, in an interview with reporters in his native Dominican Republic, opined that maybe he, and not Ryan Howard, was entitled to that season's Most Valuable Player award, by virtue of the fact t ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Ryan Franklin and Trever Miller Both Get New Contracts

    baseball-almanac.comFace of a future LOOGY: Trever Miller early in his career with the Tigers.​The Cardinals certainly are being proactive this season, aren't they? Not only did the Cards give Ryan Franklin the new contract the two sides had apparently been discussing for some time, they also ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    Game Notes: Astros 4, Cardinals 3 08/27/09 -- An Ugly Loss

    failblog.org​-- I hate Brian Moehler. A lot. It never fails to irritate me when the Cardinals get shut down by some journeyman pitcher, and it happens every single time they see Moehler. Somehow, he has still never lost to the Birds, despite being an incredibly mediocre pitcher overall. Hell, take ... More >>

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    August 9, 2009

    Russ Springer: An Opportunity Missed?

    Russ Springer was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Rays just the other day, and I can't help but wonder if the Cardinals didn't miss an opportunity by not putting in a claim of their own. Springer, you'll remember, spent both the 2007 and 2008 seasons with the Cardinals, pitching remarkably ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Jaime Garcia On the Comeback Trail

    Cardinals GM John Mozeliak was down in Florida last night to watch Jaime Garcia pitch. Could the youngster be in the bigs this season?​One of the Cardinals' best pitching prospects - probably the best, actually, at least until Shelby Miller signs - took another step last night in his attempt to re ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Nothing Shall Come From Something, Trade Again!

    And so, just like that, the Blaine Boyer Experiment comes to an end here in St. Louis. Farewell, Monorail Man, we hardly knew ye. (And barely cared.) Somehow, it just isn't as cool as Rocket Man, is it? 

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    April 1, 2009
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    January 27, 2009

    Bloggers React to Cards GM's Infamous Online Spat with Fans

    UPDATE: More comments from Chuck Brownson, a blogger at Viva El Birdos, are at the bottom of this post.In July 2007 I wrote an article for the RFT about the increasing influence that statistically-minded baseball blogs were starting to have on the day-to-day operations of the teams they cover. In ad ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Strange Days to be a Cardinal Fan

    Okay, so I just have to ask; when did we suddenly lurch off the beaten path and into bizarro world? I've been a Cardinal fan for a lot of years, and I don't believe I've ever seen things quite like I'm seeing now.First, we have that disgrace of a chat that John Mozeliak took part in a couple of days ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Best of RFT Music, Food, Sports -- January 19-23

    Lot's of good stuff can be found on RFT blogs not named Stlog. (BTW: That's pronounced "sta-log." Who knew?) Anyway, here are a few of the highlights: From A to Z:Concert promoter John Mancuso's letter stirred up a hornet's nest of replies from St. Louis musicians fed-up with pay-to-play gigs in St. ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    How Awesome Was That John Mozeliak Chat Today?

    Earlier this afternoon the Post-Dispatch allowed Cardinals fans to chat with the team's general manager John Mozeliak. The resulting dialogue reveals that not only are the Cardinals not going to do much with their roster between now and the start of the season, but that the Internet makes ... More >>

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    August 4, 2008

    Tony La Russa Demands Trade for 2004 Cardinals

    During a closed-door meeting on Sunday evening, in which the Cardinals' failure to make a deal at the non-waiver trade deadline was discussed, Tony La Russa demanded that John Mozeliak make a trade for the 2004 Cardinals. The subject was first broached by the Cardinal manager a few weeks before, d ... More >>

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    August 1, 2008

    No Surprise: Cardinals Don't Make a Move at Trade Deadline

    Well, we've seen another trade deadline come and go, with very little real movement happening. Anyone who didn't see that coming, raise your hand. All right, someone will be by shortly to punch you in the back of the head. When it comes to our own hometown Cardinals, I can't really say I object to ... More >>

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    July 11, 2008

    Cardinals at the Crossroads

    You know, so far this season, the new Cardinals GM has led a pretty charmed life. True, John Mozeliak did inherit a mess of a front office at the beginning of his tenure. He did some nice work with that situation, moving quickly to restore harmony and begin healing the rifts between various factio ... More >>

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    May 27, 2008

    The Cardinals: Where Do They Go From Here?

    So, where do we go from here? (Vote on your changes here). Memorial Day has come and gone. The first real holiday of summer always provides a nice opportunity to look around and take stock of a baseball team; to assess the strengths, weaknesses, and everything in between. So, what have we learned s ... More >>

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    May 13, 2008

    Cards Blog: Finding Strong Bats in the Minors

    Remember when I said Monday that Sunday's loss was the worst game I had seen the Cardinals play this season? Well, apparently the team took some pretty serious umbrage at that statement, because they did their very best to convince me otherwise last night. Look, Adam Wainwright is going to have ... More >>

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    May 13, 2008

    Cards Blog: Finding Strong Bats in the Minors

    Remember when I said Monday that Sunday's loss was the worst game I had seen the Cardinals play this season? Well, apparently the team took some pretty serious umbrage at that statement, because they did their very best to convince me otherwise last night. Look, Adam Wainwright is going to have ... More >>

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    May 8, 2008

    Cards Blog: Mozeliak vs. Mulder

    I was listening to Kevin Wheeler on KMOX last night on the drive home and caught his conversation with first-year Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak. After some chitchat about the team's early-season run of great play -- and great plays, like Pujols' Monday-night mad dash and Ankiel's phenomena ... More >>

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    May 8, 2008

    Cards Blog: Mozeliak vs. Mulder

    I was listening to Kevin Wheeler on KMOX last night on the drive home and caught his conversation with first-year Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak. After some chitchat about the team's early-season run of great play -- and great plays, like Pujols' Monday-night mad dash and Ankiel's phenomena ... More >>

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    April 4, 2008

    Cards Blog: What to Watch for Against the Nats

    The Washington Nationals are coming to town! Hmm, not really that exciting, huh? Well, they’re not a great team by any stretch of the imagination, so maybe you can be excused for thinking that. However, a weak team is just what the doctor ordered for the Cardinals. They just took two of three f ... More >>

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    April 4, 2008

    Cards Blog: What to Watch for Against the Nats

    The Washington Nationals are coming to town! Hmm, not really that exciting, huh? Well, they’re not a great team by any stretch of the imagination, so maybe you can be excused for thinking that. However, a weak team is just what the doctor ordered for the Cardinals. They just took two of three f ... More >>

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    March 31, 2008
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    March 31, 2008

    Opening Day 2008: Winning and Losing

    You know what I really like? The Eagles. Not the football team. The band. Now, you have to understand, for me, that was a very difficult thing to admit. Stay with me here, I'm getting to the Cardinals. I have certain indie credential that I have to maintain. I happen to be one of the very fe ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008

    View the New St. Louis Cardinals "Play Like a Cardinal" Ads Here

    The St. Louis Cardinals are trying to get us pumped for the upcoming season, during which we'll likely watch the "new-look Cards" finish with a losing record. And it kills me to say that. Especially after a decade-plus of stretch drives, one National League pennant and a World Series championship. ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008

    View the New St. Louis Cardinals "Play Like a Cardinal" Ads Here

    The St. Louis Cardinals are trying to get us pumped for the upcoming season, during which we'll likely watch the "new-look Cards" finish with a losing record. And it kills me to say that. Especially after a decade-plus of stretch drives, one National League pennant and a World Series championship. ... More >>

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    March 13, 2008

    Why Doesn't Anybody Like Kyle Lohse?

    OK, so the Cardinals finally broke down and signed free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse to a one-year deal, according to the Associated Press. Why's Lohse get no respect? But to judge from his comments, rookie general manager John Mozeliak did the deal while holding his nose. "If it were a perfect worl ... More >>

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    March 13, 2008
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    February 27, 2008

    Cardinals Release Scott Spiezio

    Here's the scoop from Matt Leach at mlb.com. The Post-Dispatch has a story, of course, but they never link to us, so why should we link to them? The kicker to Leach's story: [St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony] La Russa, who said he hadn't talked to Spiezio since learning of the arrest warrant, sai ... More >>

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    February 27, 2008

    Cardinals Release Scott Spiezio

    Here's the scoop from Matt Leach at mlb.com. The Post-Dispatch has a story, of course, but they never link to us, so why should we link to them? The kicker to Leach's story: [St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony] La Russa, who said he hadn't talked to Spiezio since learning of the arrest warrant, sai ... More >>

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    October 31, 2007

    Tony's New Bitch

    News broke today that the St. Louis Cardinals have a new general manager. John Mozeliak, formerly the Cards' assistant (and more recently interim) GM, will accept a three-year deal and replace Walt Jocketty as the man who calls the Cards' personnel shots. stltoday.com John Mozeliak Reports over t ... More >>

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    October 31, 2007

    Tony's New Bitch

    News broke today that the St. Louis Cardinals have a new general manager. John Mozeliak, formerly the Cards' assistant (and more recently interim) GM, will accept a three-year deal and replace Walt Jocketty as the man who calls the Cards' personnel shots. stltoday.com John Mozeliak Reports over t ... More >>

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