June 24, 2024

Robert Murray of Fansided recently compiled a list of potential successors for President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak and manager Oliver Marmol within the next year or two. Mozeliak is contracted until the end of the 2025 season, while Marmol has recently received an extension through 2026.

Mozeliak’s tenure will run its course, but Marmol’s future is less certain. If the Cardinals continue to struggle, Marmol’s position may be in jeopardy before August. Conversely, a playoff berth could improve his job security.

Chaim Bloom, Randy Flores, and Mike Girsch are all credible candidates to assume the role of President of Baseball Operations after Mozeliak’s departure. While external candidates will be considered, these internal executives have an advantage in the selection process.

Regarding Marmol’s potential replacements, one intriguing name mentioned is Alex Cora, the current manager of the Boston Red Sox. Despite his involvement in the 2017 Houston Astros cheating scandal, Cora led the Red Sox to a World Series victory in 2018. He became a free agent manager after his suspension and subsequent rehire by the Red Sox.

The inclusion of Chaim Bloom in the front office could favor Cora’s candidacy. If Bloom takes over for Mozeliak, Cora may be a top choice. Skip Schumaker, a former Cardinals player and bench coach whose contract was recently voided by the Miami Marlins, is also listed as a suitable replacement by Murray.

Regardless of who fills these positions, they will undoubtedly attract interest from executives and coaches across the league.

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