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The Outside Corner:
It's being reported by Jon Morosi of FOXSports that the defending World Champion St Louis Cardinals have named former Cardinals catcher Mike Matheny as manager. The hiring may come as a surprise to some, who considered long-time Cardinals coach Jose Oquendo as the odds-on favorite to be named the successor to Tony La Russa, who retired this month after leading the Cardinals to their victory in the World Series over the Rangers.
Matheny retired from baseball in 2007 due to post-concussion syndrome, and was an adviser for the Cardinals. He is apparently very well liked by the Cardinals players. It was initially thought that if Oquendo was named the Cardinals manager, star first baseman Albert Pujols would "definitely" remain in St Louis. It's unknown whether or not the hiring of Matheny would change his plans.
Matheny was known as a defensive catcher during his playing career, winning four Gold Glove awards while only compiling a .637 OPS during his career. He play...
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ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals will name former Gold Glove catcher Mike Matheny as their next manager at a Monday morning press conference at Busch Stadium.
The Cardinals released a statement Sunday evening saying Matheny would be formally introduced as Tony La Russas replacement at 11 a.m. central.
Matheny takes over the World Series champions despite having no coaching or managing...
ST. LOUIS The first order of business for new Cardinals manager Mike Matheny appears to be convincing Jose Oquendo to stick around.
Despite serving as the Cardinals third base coach the last 11 years, Oquendo was not selected as the replacement for the recently retired Tony La Russa.
And the big question appears to be whether or not a bridge was burned with Oquendo and if he...
The St. Louis Cardinals have hired Mike Matheny to a two-year contract as their new manager, with a club option for a third season.
Despite no coaching or managerial experience, former catcher Mike Matheny has been named to replace Tony La Russa as St. Louis Cardinals manager.
John Paul Morosi on the Cardinals hiring Mike Matheny:
The evaluation of Matheny, the manager, can wait. For now, we should focus on what his hiring has revealed about the organization:
1. Mozeliak, 42, is leading the franchise in a broader way than when Tony La Russa was in the dugout. La Russa, 67, is old enough to be Mozeliak’s father. Matheny, 41, is a peer.
2. The Cardinals...
Mike Matheny, 41, will replace Tony La Russa, who retired. Matheny has no managing experience.
The St. Louis Cardinals said they will announce the hiring of Mike Matheny as manager during a news conference Monday. Matheny, a former St...
The St. Louis Cardinals said they will announce the hiring of Mike Matheny as manager during a news conference Monday. Matheny, a former St. Louis catcher will replace the retired Tony La Russa. La Russa stepped down after leading the team to the World Series title. The 40-year-old Matheny was a minor league instructor with the Cardinals and has no managing experience.
BASEBALL The St. Louis Cardinals said they will announce the hiring of Mike Matheny as manager during a news conference today. Matheny, a former St. Louis catcher, will replace Tony La Russa, who retired after leading the team to the World Series title.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals have hired former catcher Mike Matheny to succeed Tony La Russa as their manager.