That is correct bling. A couple years ago, Mo wanted to modernize/overhaul the analytics department and maybe double its size. There were bigger goals than just analytics, encompassing the broader domain of performance (things like development, training, rehab, staying healthy, etc.). I think this included things like a pitching lab. Mo wanted to find the next big thing in baseball (something along the lines of tech/analytics) and lead the Cards there first.
At least that was some of the talk after Mo moved to POBO.
Goldstein/Szymborski et al: I don’t blame analytics for anything. I say those who need it, use it, live by it, should have at it if that’s what floats your boat. I simply don’t need it to enjoy the beauty of the game or to enhance my appreciation of the skills it requires. For me, wrapping everything in an excess of statistics detracts from the aesthetics of the thing, the sheer joy of baseball. I’m satisfied with the basic statistics and those posts that make my eyes glaze over with numbers I merely pass over. You can say those like me have chosen not to live in 2021 and have uninformed opinions, well so be it.