John Mozeliak 2011
John Mozeliak (born 1969) is the current Vice President and General Manager of Major League Baseball's St. Louis Cardinals. He accepted a three-year contract for the position on the evening of October 30, 2007, and was formally introduced as the new GM the next day. On July 15, 2010 the Cardinals announced that Mozeliak agreed to a new three-year contract extension with the team through 2013.
Early life and career
Mozeliak coached at Fairview High School in Boulder, CO in 1989. Mozeliak attended the University of Arizona before ultimately graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He broke into baseball in 1993 with the Colorado Rockies, holding a variety of posts in baseball operations during his time there.
The Cardinal years
Mozeliak joined the Cardinals in 1995 as an assistant within the scouting department, and spent five seasons as the team's Assistant GM under Walt Jocketty. He also interviewed in the past for GM jobs with the Cincinnati Reds and Houston Astros.
Prior to his acceptance, while Chairman of the Board of Directors Bill DeWitt was still doing interviews with other candidates, it appeared Cleveland Indians assistant GM Chris Antonetti was the favorite. However, he was apparently scared off by the strong relationship of Mozeliak and Jeff Luhnow from the front office, who contributed to Jocketty leaving. Antonetti also said Indians ownership made him want to stay.
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