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MIKE MATHENY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Matheney is a proponent of adding protective nets

After several incidents this season in which fans seated in the lower levels have been injured by foul balls, momentum has picked up around baseball for stadiums to extend the protective nets behind home plate down the base lines. Count St. Louis manager Mike Matheny as a proponent. "I want my family behind a screen," Matheny told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "My other thought is...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rest pays off for introspective Wong in his return in the desert

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny read the situation perfectly. Kolten Wong needed a break, physically and mentally, from the grind. Matheny gave Wong 2 1/2 days off to recharge and allow the self-confessed harsh self-critic to take a step back and take in the bigger picture. Wong collected a pair of hits in his return, helping the Cardinals to take a second consecutive road...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Cards pitcher would be odd-man out in playoff rotation?

Four St. Louis Cardinals pitchers boast double-digit wins before August is over, and a fifth owns the best ERA on the staff at 1.79, with only missed time likely keeping Jamie Garcia from racking up 10 or more wins by now, too. Manager Mike Matheny has one of those great problems, a nails pitching staff that every major-league club would like to have rolling into the postseason,...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Theme Night Idea: Fans get Mike’d up

*Every year the United Cardinal Bloggers do monthly projects. For this month, it was pick a theme night for the Cardinals to use next year. Here is my idea. Over all my years watching, writing for and obsessing over St. Louis Cardinals baseball, the one thing I hear the most from fans is “Well why don’t the media ask the manager this or that?” Well, here is your chance, die...
Via STLSportsMinute
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries continue to pile up for St. Louis Cardinals

Yet another chapter has been written in the injury-riddled saga that has plagued the 2015 St. Louis Cardinals. Outfielder and legitimate NL Rookie of the Year contender Randal Grichuk landed on the disabled list Monday with an elbow strain that he sustained during Sunday’s game. Since the All-Star Break, Grichuk has been red hot, knocking 14 extra-base hits, including 8 HRs. His...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Stop complaining about Mike Matheny’s lineup

Folks, listen carefully. It’s time to stop complaining about the St. Louis Cardinals lineup. That daily activity around 3pm where the Cards release the starting 9 and people use a ton of brain cells about who is there or who doesn’t belong there? It gets tiring after a while. For a while, I engaged in the activity. I complained about Randal Grichuk hitting 8th(in retrospect,...
Via STLSportsMinute
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Matheny wants Cards to take more calculated risks on the base paths

Mike Matheny hasn't been happy with the Cardinals' cautionary base running. He wants his players to be more daring on the base paths, even if it means occasionally running into outs. “I think early on [in the season] we set a higher standard,” Matheny told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “We were extremely aggressive and there were some times that maybe we saw some outs made and...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Draft Outfielder Tate Matheny, Son Of Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny

The Boston Red Sox on Tuesday used the 111th overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft to select center fielder Tate Matheny — a player whose surname should sound very familiar to baseball fans. Matheny, a Missouri State product, is the son of former Gold Glove catcher and current St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny. St. Louis originally selected the younger Matheny out of high...
Via NESN.com
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Matheny’s logic behind not using his closer in a tie game will infuriate you

The St. Louis Cardinals saw their season end Thursday night with their top two relievers still in the bullpen while a guy who hadn’t pitched in a month gave up a walk, single and walk-off 3-run home run. It wasn’t exactly Mike Matheny’s finest hour as a manager. But what will infuriate most enlightened baseball...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Trying To Be Rational About Mike Matheny

Deep breaths. Deep breaths. The 2014 Cardinals were supposed to be a powerhouse. Coming off a World Series run in 2013 on the backs of a bunch of 21-23 year olds is pretty much a dream scenario for any franchise. Weaknesses at CF and SS were appeased by acquiring Peter Bourjos and Jhonny Peralta respectively. This team was locked and loaded for another deep playoff run. Then 2014...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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