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On November 13, 2011, Mike Matheny was named as the new manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, replacing retired Tony La Russa. While his club was unable to repeat as World Champions, the 42-year-old had a solid first season in the job.
Prior to his hire, Matheny had been a special assistant to general manager John Mozeliak and an organizational catching instructor. A 13-year major league veteran and four-time Gold Glove Award winner, Matheny was a popular player with St. Louis from 2000-04. However, he had no prior professional team coaching or managerial experience.
Matheny was charged with replacing a future Hall-of-Famer in La Russa, while taking over the defending World Series winner. Less than a month after assuming the position, he saw his club’s superstar, Albert Pujols, depart St. Louis as a free agent. Then, at the very start of spring training, ace Chris Carpenter went down with injury.
With many questions about the new manager and his club coming into the season, Mathe...
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Not sure how we whiffed on this one, but buried deep on the YouTubes was the following video featuring Jon Jay and David Freese on College Humor.
Looks like this was uploaded way before the Cardinals ended up winning the 2011 World Series and David Freese became DAVID FREESE, so really, this is the last vestige of non-famous Freese and Jay... at least in St. Louis.
Last night, while watching another boring college football bowl game on ESPN, I fell asleep in my easy chair. When I awoke, it was April 1.
Being April Fool’s Day is the only way I could comprehend a new article from ESPN’s David Schoenfeld in which he proposes what may be the most one-sided trade I have ever seen.
Maybe it is something in the water fountains in Bristol. Just...
Allen Craig of the St. Louis Cardinals has done nothing but hit ever since he's had a chance to see Major League pitching on a regular basis. He did struggle in his first brief playing stint in 2010 for 44 games, but he also was asked to play five different positions and has played six different positions since he arrived in St. Louis. In his last 669 at bats, Craig has 207...
We’re back with a look at the St. Louis Cardinals. We were high on the system a year ago and little has changed except some of the prospects had break out seasons as we expected. The system had...
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Two St. Louis Cardinals, both drafted in 2006, spent their first full-seasons as regular starters in 2012, helping to power the club into the playoffs.
First baseman Allen Craig (eighth round) batted cleanup and filled much of the offensive gap created by oft-injured Lance Berkman while centerfielder Jon Jay (second round) took charge in the field and filled a major need as he...
Current Major Leaguers and Cardinals’ Top Minor League Players Scheduled to Appear.
ST. LOUIS (January 3, 2013) – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the schedule for the team’s 2013 Cardinals Caravan which will make stops in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, and Tennessee.
The Cardinals will embark on five separate caravans, scheduled around the Winter Warm-Up weekend, January...
Free agent Lance Berkman still has not decided that he will play in 2013. But he is talking about a possible return with multiple clubs, including the Texas Rangers, major-league sources say.
Berkman's hometown team, the Houston Astros, remains open to bringing him back, even after signing free-agent first baseman Carlos Pena. But the Rangers stand a much better chance than...
Like most OK ideas we have at Cards Diaspora, they generally happen after the fact. Is that going to stop us from having the Top 5 2012 Song Dedications to the Cardinals 3 days into 2013?
No it isn't. Bonus music insight on each song too!
DEDICATION 1 - To Albert Pujols: "Brand New Me" by Alicia Keys
It took a long summer and another playoff run...
Ben and Sam reflect on one of the slowest days of the offseason and then discuss the lack of movement in the market for Kyle Lohse.