As the St. Louis Cardinals’ new general manager, Mike Girsch, heads to his first GM meetings, the speculation of what could happen runs rampant throughout Cardinal Nation.
If there is one team the baseball world is keeping an eye this off-season, it is the St. Louis Cardinals. As the annual GM meetings begin today in Orlando, Florida, Mike Girsch has the next four days to show Cardinal Nation, and MLB, where the team stands in its approach this off-season. With as much news surrounding the Cardinals, it’s a little difficult to know exactly what to expect.
The meetings will begin tonight with a dinner and a photo with all thirty general managers. Joining Mike Girsch in Orlando will be new assistant general manager, Moises Rodriguez, and president of baseball operations, John Mozeliak.
While John Mozeliak is still the main guy in the decision-making order, Mike Girsch will have the ability to expand talks with the other general managers over the next four days. One of the things I am looking forward to not listed in this slide show is how Girsch handles the conversations with other general managers.
More from Redbird Rants
- Cardinals Rumors: 3 pros and cons of signing Carlos Rodon
- What’s next for the St. Louis Cardinals after Contreras signing?
- Report: Cardinals Emerge As Mystery Team for Carlos Rodon
- Cardinals: Trade targets after signing Willson Contreras
- Reflecting on the 2013 Cardinals’ top 30 prospects
Once the Cardinals appointed Girsch as the new general manager, he was very quiet at times, only chiming in on some things here and there.
His first general manager meetings will be telling of the kind of future the Cardinals will have for the next couple of years. I think Cardinal Nation is expecting great things from the new GM, so no pressure right?
Once the meetings begin, though, it’s all business from there.
Many of the questions surrounding the team still involve a top-tier closer, and impact bat, other secondary additions, and any and all plans should things not go the Cardinals’ way. I’ll get to some of those topics later on, but they will remain relevant as long as they at unanswered.
That being said, here are my top things to watch for during the next four days at the GM meetings.