Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak met with the St. Louis media Thursday morning to discuss a variety of topics ranging from the Cardinals collapse in the NLCS to their goals for the offseason.
Below are some of the notable items from Mozeliak, including health updates on Jaime Garcia and Rafael Furcal and the plan for several players moving forward:
On the end of the season
"I think October is about who's hot and for three weeks we were one of those hot teams. We just weren't able to sustain it for one more game to get us to that next challenge. I do think it was a microcosm of our season to some degree. We had defensive breakdowns. When things were going bad for us, that's what was happening. Starting pitching, which was such a strength for us late, all of a sudden wasn't taking us deep into games and a lot of that was because of our defense. Timely hitting for some reason went south for those three games and obviously you score one run in three games, it's highly unusual ...