The St. Louis Cardinals are wasting no time setting themselves up for the future after their elimination from the 2022 MLB Playoffs. General manager Michael Girsch and assistant general manager/director of scouting Randy Flores are both staying in the front office after agreeing to multi-year extensions.
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Girsch has served as St. Louis' general manager since 2017 and has played a key role in free agent signings and trade acquisitions. He received a lot of praise after the Cardinals traded outfielder Harrison Bader for left-handed pitcher Jordan Montgomery to bolster the rotation back in July.
Meanwhile, Flores has been credited with helping rebuild a farm system that now ranks as one of the deepest in the majors. MLB.com's top 100 prospects list features six Cardinals, including infielder Jordan Walker. The first-round pick has an opportunity to dazzle in the Arizona Fall League this winter.
President of baseball operations John Mozeliak said he and Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. are "excited to know the future of the organization is in strong hands" moving forward. Moises Rodriguez and Gary LaRocque will be back to make up the rest of the St. Louis baseball operations department.
The Cardinals head into the offseason with some roster holes to fill after the retirements of Adam Wainwright, Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina. A MLB free agent class full of talented stars is surely going to make for some intriguing negotiations. Keeping up with the rest of the NL Central will be key.
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