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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Mozeliak: Offseason accountability ‘is going to be very real’ for Cardinals’ current players | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com

“It’s three to four months of, ‘Can you take advantage of it?’” Mozeliak said. “Rather than just say, ‘I hope you work hard,’ we want to be very intentional on how you spend your time and energy. … I feel this is just a more strategic approach to optimizing our offseason. I see this as a chance to take a much bigger step forward.”

That’s because the team sees how it’s several steps behind.

The Cardinals don’t want to wait for games to start before trying to regain lost ground, and they have identified the offseason as an edge they could keep sharper.

“Sometimes you need to force yourself to rethink or maybe zig and zag when you don’t want to,” Mozeliak said. “We try not to get into a position where we get into (a) comfort zone of that steady state. We’re always pushing to make sure there is some evolution. None of that is something we can ever just sit back and say, ‘We’ve got this.’

“Because we know we don’t.”

Jim Furtado Posted: October 18, 2018 at 06:40 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Thursday, August 02, 2018

Displeased but not ready to dismantle, ‘Mo’ says moves give Cardinals ‘a peek at the future’ | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com

I like the moves the Cardinals are making. One remaining move that needs making…cutting the cord with Dexter Fowler. Fowler’s been a decent player for his career but he’s never been a good outfielder. Now that he’s not hitting he’s not give a lot of value. I know that jettisoning approximately $54.5 million (over 3.33 years) is tough for the decision makers who signed off on the contract but at some point you have to face reality and embrace the sunk cost.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 02, 2018 at 09:10 AM | 11 comment(s)
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