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Cardinals Extend President Of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak Thru 2025

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TEAM HAS RECORDED 15-CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS UNDER HIS WATCH

JUPITER, Fla., February 14, 2023 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that the team has extended the contract of President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak through 2025.  The announcement was made by Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt, Jr.

“I am very pleased that Mo has agreed to continue heading up our Baseball Operations for the next three years, said Cardinals’ Chairman Bill DeWitt, Jr. “His track record speaks for itself, and we are well positioned to continue an impressive streak of winning baseball into the future, given our strong farm system and excellent front office team.”

Mozeliak, 54, has headed the team’s baseball operations for 15 seasons since being named the team’s General Manager prior to the 2008 campaign.  He has served in his current role as President of Baseball Operations since June of 2017.

“I am excited to continue in my current role and understand change will eventually happen,” stated Mozeliak. “Over the next few years, we will focus on succession planning throughout baseball operations as well as work tirelessly to put a successful product on the field.”

The longest tenured head of baseball operations in the National League, and second only to the Yankees’ Brian Cashman in all of Major League Baseball, Mozeliak has helped guide the team to 15-consectuive winning seasons, matching the franchise record from 1939-53.  Only the Yankees have a longer (30 seasons) active streak of winning seasons.

Mozeliak has overseen six National Central Division Champion teams (2009, 2013-15, 2019 and 2022), two N.L. Championships (2011, 2013) and a World Series title in 2011.  The Cardinals have played in 79 postseason games since Mozeliak’s first season (2008) as GM, second among all National League teams to only the Dodgers (116).

Mozeliak is entering his 28th season as a member of the Cardinals front office, having first joined the organization following the 1995 season in the areas of scouting and player development. 

During his time with the Cardinals, Mozeliak has led a number of advancements in player development, scouting, player analysis, medical and facilities, while also helping to foster an organizational culture that highly values growth, vision, inclusion and community.

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This will be divisive for Cardinal fans. Mozeliak has done pretty well overseeing the draft and making trades, but his free agent track record is a little lacking; he’ll be the first to admit that. He’ll also point out the Cardinals are an organization that is built through the draft, be it drafting pieces for the team or using those pieces to acquire the stars they can’t lure on the open market.

The down side is he can’t build a full bullpen (look at how many relievers he’s traded for during his tenure) and his teams are playoff contenders, not world series contenders.

Either way, he has the track record of success (both in winning records and playoff appearances).

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