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In just four years, St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak has done just about everything an organization could ask out of that position, and he has done it in steady, yet stunning fashion.
Mozeliak was promoted to the general manager position in 2008 after the Cardinals fired long-time GM Walt Jocketty, who had helped lead the organization through one of its most successful stretches in team history.
Since, Mozeliak took a team that was in the midst of a two-year hiatus from the playoffs and helped turn it into a team that has won a World Series and made the playoffs in three of the last four seasons despite losing arguably the best player in the game, Albert Pujols, at the end of 2011.
Mozeliak made some shrewd moves to reach that success, and he took avenues that weren’t necessarily glamorous, but they were vitally important to the success of the Cardinals.
For example, the only big signing he’s made since taking over as general manager was the seven-year, $120-millio...
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NBC’s Bob Costas delivered the emotional eulogy for Hall of Famer and St. Louis Cardinals legend Stan “The Man” Musial, who passed away at 92. Musial played for the Cardinals from 1941 to 1963. That’s right — he played for the same team for 22 years. In fact, Musial was so revered in St. Louis, that two statues of him stand outside Busch Stadium. He was considered...
A thought-provoking article series ran recently at ESPN. The subject is windows of contention for each of the 30 major league teams. In other words, when will each club be in its best position to win the World Series – now or later on?
Factors that went into the assessments are “current talent, age of roster, farm system and payroll, as well as free agents who figure to be available...
As spring training continues to inch closer and closer, the excitement of St. Louis Cardinals fans will continue to build as the Cardinals look to improve upon their 2012 performance under first year manager Mike Matheny. Spring training also gives fans a chance to see some of the organization's best prospects.
Two weeks ago, we started to publish our ranking of the best prospects...
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ST. LOUIS, Mo The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with free-agent infielder Ronny Cedeno on a one-year contract for the 2013 season. The Cardinals also announced that they have invited 16 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training Camp, including outfielder Oscar Taveras and right-handed pitcher Seth...
The St. Louis Cardinals added to their infield depth on Monday, reaching agreement with free agent Ronny Cedeno on a one-year, $1.15 million contract.
The deal also includes $850,000 in performance bonuses, bringing the maximum value to $2 million, according to a major league source.
Cedeno, who turns 30 on Feb. 2, likely will compete with Daniel Descalso and Ryan Jackson at second...
The St. Louis Cardinals have invited 16 non-roster players to their 2013 major league spring training camp.
OK, obviously that title is tongue-in-cheek, but have the Cardinals really resorted to this? Ronny Cedeno? Is that the best they can do?
Despite all the concerns the Cardinals have about their shortstop position, signing Ronny Cedeno to a $1.15 million contract is not the answer. He may be a decent fielder and has some versatility, with the ability to play second and third...
The St. Louis Cardinals have added veteran infielder Ronny Cedeno. Cedeno, who will turn 30 in a few days, spent last season with the New York Mets.
In St. Louis, Cedeno will occupy a bench spot. His addition will provide insurance in the event that Rafael Furcal suffers another injury. Furcal appeared in 121 games last season for the Cardinals, his most since 2009.
With the Mets...
In the first of a four-part series, we highlight the top 15 St. Louis Cardinals prospects from the Minor League Baseball Analyst with the details as to why they’re ranked where they are.
Earlier today, John Sickels released his farm system rankings and had the Pittsburgh Pirates fifth overall. He also had the St. Louis Cardinals first overall. The Cardinals seem to be the consensus top farm system this year. I haven’t received my Baseball America 2013 Prospect Handbook yet, but I’ve already seen that the Cardinals ranked first in their preliminary rankings.
The St. Louis Cardinals added shortstop depth in Ronny Cedeno and cut left-handed relief pitcher Barret Browning from the 40-man roster.
The 2013 United Cardinal Bloggers Annual is now available for purchase @ Amazon: LINK HERE
One of these years, we're going to get something published, but alas, the last thing that got cut before it went to (e) print was Bachlorette posts. Fingers crossed for 2014.
The foreward by Will Leitch (who happens to have an oral history in AdWeek today LINK HERE)
Infielder Ronny Cedeno has agreed to a $1.15 million, one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Cedeno can earn an additional $850,000 in performance bonuses under Monday's deal: $170,000 each for 200, 250, 300, 250 and 400 plate appearances.
The 29-year-old .259 with four homers and 22 RBIs last year for the New York Mets. An eight-year big league veteran, he has a ...