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Monday, September 10, 2012

Retro Simba: Cardinals executives candid with bloggers

Out, Murray. Out.

DeWitt said the Cardinals’ front office is seeking to become “an outreach organization at the social media level” and soon would develop ways to be more proactive in sending news and information direct to bloggers and through social media. He indicated more information from the front office may be geared for retweeting on Twitter rather than first being sent directly for mainstream media use.

...Among the highlights:

– Mozeliak admitted it “has been a frustrating year from a baseball standpoint” for the Cardinals. He said the Cardinals knew there was a risk in counting on aging players such as pitcher Chris Carpenter, first baseman Lance Berkman and shortstop Rafael Furcal and that the breakdowns by those players because of injuries has been “an Achilles heel.”

With Berkman, for example, Mozeliak said, “Last year we rolled the dice and won the lottery. This year we lost all our money. That’s the cost of this game.”

...– DeWitt said the Cardinals, unlike the Astros, likely would have rejected $50 million to $60 million to move to the American League in 2013, partly because “I hate the designated hitter rule. My dad does, too.”

...– The Cardinals are experiencing “challenges internally” about which avenues to take in investing in international player development and the franchise “doesn’t have a concrete path going forward.”

Repoz Posted: September 10, 2012 at 05:45 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. AROM Posted: September 10, 2012 at 01:35 PM (#4231712)
DeWitt said the Cardinals, unlike the Astros, likely would have rejected $50 million to $60 million to move to the American League in 2013, partly because “I hate the designated hitter rule.


Probably a smart idea, money-wise. Play with the DH and sooner or later you could end up giving an ill-timed contract of the sort Hafner signed with the Indians. And there goes all the league switching money.
   2. GregD Posted: September 10, 2012 at 01:42 PM (#4231720)
I would guess the Cubs games have a strong long-term value, too, no? That's a bigger rivalry than the Cards would have in the AL.
   3. phredbird Posted: September 10, 2012 at 03:23 PM (#4231868)
Cardinals ... move to the American League in 2013


*head explodes*
   4. SoSH U at work Posted: September 10, 2012 at 03:50 PM (#4231893)
I would think the fact the Cards are one of the flagship franchises of the National League, with more World Series victories than any other club in the Senior Circuit, would be a greater disincentive to the old switcheroo than whether the team's pitchers had to hit in 153 games vs. 9 games per season.

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