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07:21 AM ET 10.28 | In the midst of their fourth World Series in a decade, the Cardinals and general manager John Mozeliak are again prepared for an inevitable downside to success: losing organization talent. "This success is likely going to propel some people because there is no doubt you're going to see (clubs) trying to look at ways to emulate what's happening here," Mozeliak said. "So, frankly, you've got to have quality succession plans in line." ... Following the team's victory in the 2011 World Series, Houston plucked Jeff Luhnow as its new general manager and Luhnow brought several members of the Cardinals with him. That migration continued this month as pitching coordinator Brent Strom joined the Astros. Mozeliak said members of his staff have "higher ceilings" and expects over the next "year cycle" to see other clubs offer jobs.

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October 28, 2013  07:32 AM ET

That is the price of success. It happens to every successful business or sports franchise.

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October 28, 2013  08:53 AM ET

Pay the guys boatloads of money and they might stay...although surely the opportunity to advance in title and responsibility is also an attractor out of the organization.

October 28, 2013  08:58 AM ET

Everyone wants to run their own operation. You'd have to overpay to keep most of the top people. I sometimes wonder if it's those on top or the lower level scouts and analysts who make the difference.

October 28, 2013  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Everyone wants to run their own operation. You'd have to overpay to keep most of the top people. I sometimes wonder if it's those on top or the lower level scouts and analysts who make the difference.

A - I want to be KING!

B - I want to be POPE!

C - I want to be KING OF THE POPES!!!

<flips quarter to SCTV>

October 28, 2013  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Everyone wants to run their own operation. You'd have to overpay to keep most of the top people. I sometimes wonder if it's those on top or the lower level scouts and analysts who make the difference.

I agree. It is the ground level guys that make an organization. Those are the guys hard to replace.

October 28, 2013  09:40 AM ET

As a lifelong Milwaukee Brewer fan, all I can say is...........GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
October 28, 2013  03:29 PM ET

I thought poaching was illegal?

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