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Cardinals Lead MLB in Youthful Manager-Bench Coach Combo

When hired to replace Hall of Famer Tony La Russa in late 2011, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was among the first in a new wave of Major League Baseball managerial hires – young, former players (often catchers) with minimal, if any, prior coaching experience in either the majors or minors. That once-new wave has now become the new normal. I was surprised to learn...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pardon Me; Here’s Another Bout of Optimism

As much grief as I tend to give Mike Matheny during the course of the year during the middle of games when tensions are high…I would like to take a moment to praise this man. Mike Matheny had never been a head coach at any level above youth baseball before the 2012 season. Entering that year, the Cardinals lost arguably the best hitter on the planet (at the time) to free agency...
Via STLSportsMinute
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Matheny is ticked off about Jason Heyward’s reason for leaving

Jason Heyward spurned the St. Louis Cardinals for the Chicago Cubs, and naturally, Mike Matheny is not thrilled about it. The St. Louis manager took particular issue with Heyward’s reasons for leaving, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The outfielder, who signed an eight-year $184 million deal with Chicago, said last week he preferred the Cubs’ young core to the Cardinals’...
Via The Comeback
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Matheny does not seem happy with Jason Heyward

Jason Heyward’s reasoning for picking the Cubs over the Cardinals is not going down well within the St. Louis organization. During his introductory press conference in Chicago, Heyward cited the Cubs’ young core as a major reason for going there, while at the same time noting that the Cardinals’ top players are getting older and older. “You have Yadier [Molina] who is going...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Of All The Days For Mike Matheny To Make That Call

It’s almost like it HAD to happen. In Wednesday’s Post-Dispatch, Joe Strauss wrote a piece with the headline “Matheny Overdue For Some Credit” outlining several reasons why the Cardinals manager should not only be considered as a Manager of the Year candidate in 2015, but why he should be the front-runner. The case for managerial respect is impressive: Best record in MLB...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
September 03, 2015  |  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

3 Reasons the St Louis Cardinals Will WIn The NL Central in 2015

The St Louis Cardinals have not had a losing season since 2007, and have only 2 losing seasons since 1998. They’ve won at least 86 games 7 straight seasons and have been apart of the NLCS in each of the last 4 seasons. They represent the class of the National League and once again project to be at the front of the pack both in the NL Central and the National League itself once...
Via isportsweb.com
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Check Out Mike Matheny’s Former Wildwood Home Now For Sale

Mike Matheny’s “Dream Home” is up for sale again. Our friends over at the Riverfront Times noticed the MLS listing for 2034 Joes Way in Wildwood and recognized it as the the property that Matheny sold to help pay down debt he accrued in a Chesterfield Valley real estate deal gone sour. PHOTOS: LINK HERE Looks like the current owners are on the move and enlisted Coldwell Banker...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: how much is Matheny to blame?

The St. Louis Cardinals were knocked out of the postseason in game 5 of the NLCS following a bullpen implosion leading to a walkoff home run despite the team firing on all cylinders most of the night. Highly criticized is manager Mike Matheny’s decision to bring in starter Michael Wacha in the 9th inning despite Wacha having not pitched in a month. How much of this game was decided...
Via isportsweb.com
October 19, 2014  |  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
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