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WILDWOOD • Before he was handed his dream job, new Cardinals
manager Mike Matheny lost his dream house.
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The new manager of the World Series champs is allegedly dealing with roughly $4 million in real estate debt. Fortunately, he has a decent job.
ST. LOUIS Ron Roenicke knows what awaits Mike Matheny in the former catcher's rookie year as St. Louis Cardinals manager, and a learning curve will last well beyond the first season..
Roenicke felt prepared for his first stint as a major-league skipper because of a background coaching in the minor leagues. By the time the Milwaukee Brewers hired him last November, Roenicke...
Mike Matheny's experience as a former major league catcher doesn't guarantee he can manage the St. Louis Cardinals to a repeat as World Series Champions.
Some days I really like the hiring of Mike Matheny as the Cardinals next manager, but I can’t tangibly justify why. Other days I kind of don’t like the hiring of Mike Matheny as the Cardinals next manager, but until Saturday, I had no tangible justification for this stance either.
The Post-Dispatch broke the story that Mike Matheny has recently had his house...
Hiring Mike Matheny as their manager is a huge risk for the Cardinals, but there is a good chance that risk will pay off in a big way.
Before trying his hand at managing a baseball team, Mike Matheny tried his hand at being a real estate tycoon. Unfortunately, due to the the economic downturn, several of his projects have gone sour and he was forced to sell his house (pictured above), nestled on 11 acres that included a baseball field, batting cage, private lake and a floating...
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The hiring of Dale Sveum with the Cubs, Robin Ventura with the White Sox, and Mike Matheny with the Cardinals indicates a trend toward youth and inexperience.
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