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John Mozeliak's New Contract

Outside of Allen Craig Worship circles—by which I mean the internet, including this very website—yesterday's big Cardinals news was the announcement that John Mozeliak would remain the General Manager of the team for another three seasons. 

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Mozeliak wasn't a glamor pick at the time—I was more enamored of Jeff Luhnow, who remains on board in his minor league capacity, and Cleveland Indians assistant and Allen Craig-level internet darling Chris Antonetti, who will take over for the Mark Shapiro in the Indians' front office starting in 2011.

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But Mozeliak has been a surprisingly active GM, even though his public persona often seems calculated to achieve maximum boredom. I wouldn't have expected him to be the one to pull the trigger on the Matt Holliday deal, or the subsequent long-term contract, but there he was. He's also overseen increased pursuit of big-name international free agents and the occasional risky signability target. 

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If there's one suggestion I'd like to make to John Mozeliak as he works on three more solid years at the helm of the Best Fanbase In Baseball it's this: wait a little longer into the offseason before you start going after the fourth starters of the world, especially if the global economy appears on the verge of collapse. 

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