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Was the St. Louis Cardinals hiring of Mike Matheny last year the start of a new trend? Is he a trailblazing hire that other general managers in MLB will mimic?
With what is happening in the MLB and the recent hiring of Walt Weiss as the Colorado Rockies manager, the trend seems to be continuing.
Last year, there were two "true" rookie managers that were hired, Robin Ventura and Mike Matheny. The two managers had outstanding rookie campaigns.
Robin Ventura led the White Sox to an 85-77 record, which placed the White Sox in second place in the Central Division.
Mike Matheny led the Cardinals led the Cardinals to an 88-74 record, which got the Cardinals into the 2012 playoffs. The Cardinals were one game away from reaching the World Series for the second straight year.
These two gentlemen did a fantastic job in their first season. So does this mean the rookie manager is in?
I don’t quite think so, but I believe GM’s in many sports will start looking closer at the...
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Earlier in the off-season, three Major League Baseball clubs, Oakland, Colorado and Philadelphia, reminded us that 2013 spring training is not too far away by announcing their tentative slate of February and March games.
Sadly, the A’s and Rockies compete in the Cactus League, making them spring-irrelevant to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Phils, which train on the Gulf Coast of...
I thought it was dead.
I thought that after a season filled with the laziest trope the Cardinals evoked, we were finally done. We wouldn't have to see it ever again and we would all be the better for it.
Than I click on the Sporting News 'Hot Stove 2013' for the Cardinals and there it is. The phrase that SCREAMS that what you're about to read is nothing...
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In the National League Silver Slugger Awards announced Thursday night, the St. Louis Cardinals were shut out for the second consecutive season. At catcher, San Francisco’s Buster Posey took the honor, beating Yadier Molina and others.
In the NL outfield, Carlos Beltran (three-time winner) and Matt Holliday (four-time winner) missed out as Ryan Braun, Andrew McCutchen and...
As the San Francisco Giants showed in their run to the 2012 World Series title, a good pitching staff is possibly the biggest factor in winning a championship. The St. Louis Cardinals have good, young pitchers, but they could also use an upgrade at shortstop.
To make that improvement, the team will likely have to give up some of its stock of young pitching talent no matter what...
Hot News for C Yadier Molina
Hot News for SP Kyle Lohse
A look back of the performances of the pitchers selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
The St. Louis Cardinals come into the 2012 offseason having won a World Series in 2011 and falling one game short of returning to the Fall Classic in 2012. The team, for the most part, is set at almost every position. They have publicly said they will be exploring the option of upgrading the middle infield, the only two spots on the team that anyone can easily look at and say...