Last year on Blogger Day (in April) we had a meet with John Mozeliak and Bill DeWitt Jr in an all-inclusive room. We were afforded the opportunity to ask questions.
(paraphrased question and answer)
Last year the Cardinals appeared to miss the presence of Jose Oquendo. This season, the Cardinals are continuing to make many of the same basic mistakes again. It appears that Oquendo is being missed. Do you believe that?
I have been asked that question several times and last year I felt that wasn’t so. Now, it appears, the team is making many of the same mistakes. Therefore, I am coming around to that thought process…. (then he told us Jose wanted to be closer to home and recuperated from knee surgery, yada, yada, yada.
He must have come around. I understand he visited Oquendo in the summer and asked what it would take for him to return. Nice work, John Mozeliak!