General manager vets who are candidates for the Baseball Hall of Fame’s executive suite

Sep 7, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; New York Mets team president Sandy Alderson speaks to reporters prior the game between the New York Mets and the Miami Marlins at loanDepot Park. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 7, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; New York Mets team president Sandy Alderson speaks to reporters prior the game between the New York Mets and the Miami Marlins at loanDepot Park. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /
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The maybes

Walt Jocketty served two notable tenure as a general manager, first with the St. Louis Cardinals and then with the Cincinnati Reds. Leading the Cardinals from 1995 through 2007, he oversaw the construction of the 2006 World Series winners (St. Louis’ first champion since 1982). They won the NL pennant in 2004 and piled up seven straight winning seasons.

In Cincinnati, he constructed the postseason teams of 2010, 2012 and 2013. He’s a three-time Executive of the Year.

Ned Colletti began his career as a PR specialist for the Chicago Cubs, moved to the Giants to work under Sabean, and in 2005 was named general manager of the Dodgers. It marked a period of consistent success for his team.

From 2006 to 2014, Colletti’s Dodgers won four divisional titles. But Colletti’s work was more profound than that; when he left following the 2014 season he had set the path for what would become a run of eight consecutive NL West titles between 2013 and 2020.

John Mozeliak has directed fortunes of the St. Louis Cardinals since 2008, first as general manager and since 2018 as team president. Under his guidance, the Cardinals have won the 2011 World Series, the 2013 NL pennant, and division championships in 2009, 2013., 2014, 2015, 2019 and 2022. That’s a 1,336-1,097 record and .549 winning percentage.