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SI: Mozeliak ranked 18th best GM

A column on si.com ranks the Cardinals GM, John Mozeliak, in the lower middle range of major league executives.





Mozeliak is 18th while former Cardinals GM Walt Jocketty, now with the Reds, checks in at 14th.





SI's explanation of it's assessment:





As is true of Jocketty, it's a bit hard to know just how much credit to give Mozeliak for the Cardinals' success, given how predicated it is on the unique talents of the coaching staff and the presence of perhaps the best right-handed hitter since Rogers Hornsby. Ultimately his reputation will probably rise or sink on how wise the team's $120 million investment in Matt Holliday proves to be -- it's not at all the sort of decision a general manager makes alone, but it's one he gets the credit or blame for.

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