Mozeliak & Matheny Season Wrapup, Talk Oquendo, Holliday & Garcia
Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak and Manager Mike Matheny held their annual post season press conference on Wednesday at Busch Stadium. The Redbirds did not make it to post season play, finishing one game out of a playoff spot. Among the topics discussed the Mozeliak and Matheny;
The Cardinals getting a more consistent lineup in 2017 and not beating themselves up over what if we would have won this game syndrome.
The two discussed who they may replace free agent outfielder Matt Holliday. They are discussing acquiring speed instead of power for Holliday's spot. Where will Randal Grichuk play in 2017, center field or will he shift to left field.
GM John Mozeliak announced that Jose Oquendo will not be returning to the Cardinals coach staff in 2017. Instead, Oquendo prefers to stay in Jupiter, Florida to work with young Cardinals prospects. Mozeliak also discussed Jaime Garcia, the lefty pitcher who has a contract option for 2017.