Special to FOXSportsMidwest.com from Brad Straubinger
ST. LOUIS -- It seems every national scribe and publication enjoys boasting about the Cardinals and their model franchise right now. You would be hard pressed to find another major league club that can tout the voluminous talent at the minor league level being prepped and ready to go for the future, but also having the graduating class of Memphis from the last few years also paying major dividends currently for the first place Birds. We all know that story.
But perhaps the most untold story is that of the smart money and contracts put together by master financial advisor and general manager John Mozeliak. Sure, the Albert Pujols affair possibly gave Mo some gray hairs, as he knew straying away from the smart contracts that he's drawn up in the past to help keep a local icon would have possibly ruined all the stability created in his tenure.
But as well all know, another team went ahead and bet the house with number 5, and ...