Posted January 08, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Dave Duncan
Dave Duncan’s decision to step aside has injected more uncertainty into the defending World Champions 2012 equation.

Players react to Duncan's departure

If Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan has coached his final game, his players will have the satisfaction of knowing he went out on top. The club announced Thursday evening that the longtime pitching coach was taking a leave of absence to be with wife Jeanine as she continues to recover from surgery to remove a brain tumor. Duncan missed more than a month down the stretch to be...

Cardinals announce coaching staff changes

ST. LOUIS, Mo. Following yesterdays announcement that Pitching Coach Dave Duncan is taking a leave of absence, the St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Derek Lilliquist will serve as Pitching Coach and Dyer Miller has been named Bullpen Coach. Lilliquist, 45, was the Cardinals Bullpen Coach last season, and he took on the teams Pitching Coach duties last August when Duncan asked...

Cardinals' Duncan will not return in 2012

St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan will not be with the team in 2012. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Derek Lilliquist will be the team's pitching coach next season. Duncan announced Thursday that he was taking a leave of absence for family reasons. His wife, Jeanne, has been battling brain cancer, and he previously took a leave when she had surgery...

Cardinals Dave Duncan to Miss 2012 Season

Cards pitching coach Dave Duncan will miss 2012 to tend to his ailing wife.The World Champion St Louis Cardinals longtime pitching coach Dave Duncan announced that he was taking a leave of absence to be with his wife who is recovering from having a tumor removed from her brain. There has been speculation that Duncan may never return to the position but could end up with another role...

Pitching Coach Duncan Might Be Cardinals’ Biggest Loss Yet

St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan might be the biggest loss to the team this off season. Before the “humidor era” in Colorado, any hitter who accomplished anything in the mountains was marked with a mental asterisk. For those not familiar with the humidor, it’s a device the Colorado Rockies use to essentially weigh-down baseballs to keep them from riffling through...

Cardinals name stand-in pitching coach

The St. Louis Cardinals confirmed Friday Derek Lilliquist would step in as pitching coach during Dave Duncan's leave of absence. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak announced Thursday Duncan would be stepping aside to be with his wife, Jeanine, who underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor in August. "As far as how long he'll be gone, no one knows," Mozeliak...

Cardinals' Duncan takes leave of absence (AP)

Derek Lilliquist will be making the calls from the St. Louis Cardinals dugout instead of receiving them next season. The Cardinals retooled their coaching staff Friday while Dave Duncan takes an open-ended leave of absence, elevating Lilliquist from bullpen coach to pitching coach and replacing him in the pen with Dyar Miller.

StL Coaches Lilliquist, Miller, Strom Move Up

In the wake of Dave Duncan’s leave of absence, three St. Louis Cardinals system pitching coaches take one step upward.

Cardinals tab Lilliquist to fill in for Duncan

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that Derek Lilliquist will serve as pitching coach in place of Dave Duncan, who is taking a leave of absence to be with his wife while she recovers from surgery.

Lilliquist replaces Duncan as Cardinals' pitching coach

The Cardinals acted swiftly Friday to fill the vacancy created by Dave Duncan's leave from the club.

Cardinals New Pitching Coach Derek Lilliquist Has Big Shoes To Fill

The sudden departure of St. Louis Cardinals long-time pitching Dave Duncan leaves the defending World Series Champions in quite a hole.  With their manager Tony La Russa and first baseman Albert Pujols gone, many believed that the Cardinals would rely on Duncan's experience and his pitching staff to lead the charge in 2012 as the Cardinals try to repeat as World Series Champions...

Dave Duncan stepping down as Cards pitching coach

When Tony La Russa retired from managing the St. Louis Cardinals, the presumption was that pitching coach Dave Duncan would immediately follow him off the stage. The signs, after all, were there. Not only was the famous La Russa-Duncan coaching team breaking up, but Duncan's wife was also sick and needed care. "Personal reasons" could have been cited and no one would...

Lilliquist takes over as Cardinals pitching coach

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have retooled their staff while Dave Duncan takes a leave of absence that could lead to his retirement, elevating Derek Lilliquist to pitching coach and Dyar Miller to bullpen coach.

Dave Duncan adjusts priorities

He made clear that Jeanine is responding well to aggressive, cutting edge treatment orchestrated by the Duke University Medical Center.
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