According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, negotiations with Chris Antonelli broke down and the Cards have instead hired John Mozeliak as their GM. He gets a three-year deal. Mozeliak has experience and familiarity with the organization. He’s said to have a solid relationship with Jeff Luhnow. Luhnow’s presence may have been a factor driving Walt Jocketty and Antonelli away from the job.
Mozeliak had already gotten down to business as interim GM, re-signing Joel Pineiro and Russ Springer while exercising Jason Isringhausen’s option. Perhaps his next move will be to have a chat with Curt Schilling.