The Search Continues


The Cardinals are still looking for a general manager, even with interim John Mozeliak waiting in the wings, and calling the shots. The Post Dispatch is reporting that the timetable for finding a suitable replacement to Walt Jocketty has been extended. Originally projected to last 2 to 3 weeks, the decision now might not come until November 6, when the general manager’s meetings begin in Orlando. While the front office continues to hold interviews, the status of manager Tony La Russa remains unclear. He has said that he isn’t ready to commit, without first having a GM in place. Dewitt has, however, been keeping La Russa informed on a daily basis.

“I think the key is for Tony to make sure he’s 100 percent sure he’s coming back,” DeWitt said. “I think the contract, if that’s the case, will take care of itself.”

Bernie Miklasz is almost certain of a La Russa return, and says that Tony has approved the moves that Mozeliak has made so far. He also gives a good explanation as to why the Pineiro signing was justified. Read Bernie’s story here.