John Mozeliak: Cardinals Aren’t The “Morality Police”


Oct 9, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak looks on before game five of the National League divisional series playoff baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

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:

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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