In the press conference introduce newly signed shortstop Jhonny Peralta, St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak had this to say about Peralta and PED use:
“I don’t think it’s the Cardinals responsibility necessarily to be the morality police on potentially future employment.”
I think he is right to an extent. We all make mistakes and whether or not we want to admit it, we all take shortcuts. Does it tainted the successes that you have attained? No. Jhonny Peralta is a talented baseball player. He did some questionable things, however he is worth the money and the risk to upgrade offensively at shortstop. Here are some Twitter reactions to the comment made by the Cardinals GM:
“the Cardinals weren’t about to appoint themselves morality ‘police'” heh ok John Mozeliak ok
— Daniel Grzywacz (@itsdangrz) November 26, 2013
John Mozeliak getting blasted for signing Peralta for SS. PED’s aside, 4 years for $50 million for a 31 year old? Bad deal in two years.
— Bill Pollock (@missourisports) November 26, 2013
God I hate the freaking Cardinals http://t.co/GSTbo13hM2
— Kirby Wilson (@KirbyWilson88) November 25, 2013
John mozeliak’s words on peralta>>> #absolutelybeautiful
— alex sprigg (@spriggin21) November 25, 2013
Adding PED cheat Jhonny Peralta, GM John Mozeliak declared Cardinals aren’t MLB morality “police,” they’re just baseball’s Fun Police.
— Ben Maller (@benmaller) November 25, 2013
John Mozeliak getting sassy in press conf I like it
— Patrick Callahan (@callahanpat21) November 25, 2013
I hate the Cardinals, but John Mozeliak is by far the best GM in baseball #respect
— Ryan Culross (@Skoalross) November 25, 2013
Strong feelings on both sides of the argument on Jhonny Peralta but the deal is done. He is a Cardinal and if I know anything about Cardinals fans, they will embrace Peralta as one of their own.
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