Late on Monday, the St. Louis Cardinals managed to extend President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak through the 2025 season.
2023 was set to be his final year under contract, but St. Louis moved swiftly to extend their longtime executive.
The 54-year-old often draws criticism from the fanbase over certain moves, or lack thereof.
However, there is no denying that Mozeliak knows how to win.
He took over as the team’s general manager in 2007 and has led them to the postseason 10 times in the last 14 years.
The Cardinals are also third in wins since Mozeliak took over, behind only the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers.
On Twitter, a Cardinals fan reminded fans of Mozeliak’s success and offered some food for thought for other fans who may be disgruntled.
The Cardinals are 3rd in total wins since 2007 (John Mozeliak's first year)
I’m seeing a lot of hate about the extension but there’s no denying Mozeliak knows how to win. I’m happy to have him a few more years. #STLCards
— Cards Convo ™ (@CardinalsConvo) February 14, 2023
Mozeliak has certainly drawn more than his fair share of criticism from the fanbase.
But the Cardinals have never had a losing season under his watch.
He also is known for having made some very impactful signings and trades, acquiring players such as David Freese, Matt Holliday, Carlos Beltran, John Lackey, Paul Goldschmidt, Nolan Arenado, and Willson Contreras.
Though Contreras has yet to play his first game in Cardinal red, he is yet another example of the talent Mozeliak has been able to acquire during his tenure.
The Cardinals have won five division titles and two National League pennants with Mozeliak at the helm, winning a World Series title in 2011.
They even went on a run of four straight NLCS appearances from 2011-14.NEXT: Cardinals Executive Comments On Adam Wainwright's Impact