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Inspired by the hiring of Mike Matheny to replace Tony La Russa, a look at those who replaced other long-lasting skippers.Click the title to read more.Read more great baseball stuff at The Hardball Times.
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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.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch story that we read over the weekend was one that has unfortunately been told too many times since the housing market collapsed a few years back.
But it was unique in that you don't often hear of a big league manager moving into the home of his in-laws with his wife and his five children.
That's the situation that Mike Matheny faces as he enters...
WILDWOOD • Before he was handed his dream job, new Cardinals
manager Mike Matheny lost his dream house.
Hot News for Mgr. Tony La Russa
Recently retired Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, who guided the
franchise to its 11th World Series title in October, will be
celebrated as the St. Louis Baseball Man of the Year at the 54th
Tony La Russa guided the Cardinals to the World Series title and retired three days later. From managing. Not baseball. La Russa won 2,728 games with the White Sox, A's and Cardinals, ranking third all-time behind...
Tony La Russa would take a front office job, especially in the Bay Area.
Q: What about a front-office job with the A’s or Giants?
A: “I signed with the A’s and managed the A’s. I’ve been in the National League, so we played a lot in San Francisco, and the Giants have been outstanding to me over the years, particularly with ARF-related requests. I’d like to find a club...
This week, we're going to look at some of the problems in the great game of baseball. Bonus, we're going to fix 'em. In an interview on WEEI just after his retirement, no less a personage than Tony La Russa called for "one set of rules" between leagues. He didn't specify which league should change, and he probably longed more than once to send a slugger...
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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.
But this is Boston.
Never let it be said that the St. Louis Cardinals don't believe in promoting their people for a job well done. After winning more games than any manager in club history during his five years with the Memphis Redbirds, Chris Maloney was recently promoted to St. Louis, where he'll coach first base for new Cardinals manager Mike Matheny. Then on Monday, the club promoted Ron...