The Braves lost 13 prospects and former general manager John Coppolella was banned for life by Major League Baseball for circumventing international signing rules from 2015-17
The Nationals' Max Scherzer was named the 2017 National League Cy Young Award winner, and the Indians' Corey Kluber won the American League Cy Young Award.
Will Dexter Fowler bat leadoff? Will he even play center field? Says president of baseball operations John Mozeliak: "Depending on what we end up doing this offseason as far as acquisitions will really dictate where he hits."
President of baseball operations John Mozeliak says the strength of a deep Cardinals organization "is high-level outfielders and also very deep in the pitching side."
No. 1 on the Cardinals' offseason to-do list, per president of baseball operations John Mozeliak: "Our focus is going to be try to find that bat" -- one that's feared, not just respected.
While advanced metrics are not a be-all, end-all, says president of baseball operations John Mozeliak, it's important the Cardinals don't "find out we've just been passed because the world keeps changing."
Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak says the release of Trevor Rosenthal was a monetary decision: "Paying someone seven or eight million dollars for four to six weeks of work didn't seem in our best interest."
With coaches Jose Oquendo, Willie McGee, Mike Maddux and Bryan Eversgerd on board, president of baseball operations John Mozeliak believes the new voices "will be a great asset" for Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.
Will the Cardinals' roster look at least somewhat different in 2018? President of baseball operations John Mozeliak hopes so: "Finishing third, you have to change something."