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Don Mattingly on St. Louis Cardinals sign stealing

As baseball fans remember, some not-so-good-natured barbs went back and forth between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals during their 2013 National League Championship Series match-up, won by St. Louis in six games. Some discomfort still lingers. With all 30 MLB managers in the house at Baseball’s Winter Meetings in Orlando this week, Dodgers’ skipper Don Mattingly...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Inge is like a quarter stuck between the couch cushions or something, will probably ...

This is seriously how Tom Singer's story about Brandon Inge at Pirates.com starts:  Clint Hurdle may finally have his Jose Oquendo. This, if you'd forgotten or never knew or never cared, is Jose Oquendo. It's not so much that the comparison to Oquendo is out of line, it's that I can't figure out why anyone would go looking for a modern Jose Oquendo...
Via WHYGAVS?
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis coach Jose Oquendo: Third time not a charm

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Via stlcardinals.scout.com
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals dismiss bullpen coach

The St. Louis Cardinals won't renew the contract of bullpen coach Dyar Miller, the team announced Thursday. The rest of manager Mike Matheny's coaching staff will be offered an opportunity to stay, general manager John Mozeliak said. That includes Mark McGwire, Derek Lilliquist and Jose Oquendo. Mozeliak prefers to fill the bullpen position from within the organization...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Will Jose Oquendo get a shot at the Miami Marlins job?

St. Louis Cardinals fans adore the "Secret Weapon."  After a solid playing career in a Cardinals uniform, Jose Oquendo has been on the St. Louis Cardinals coaching staff since 1997.  Most of that time, Oquendo served as the Cardinals third base coach and as an understudy to future Hall of Fame and former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa. Oquendo has put in his time,...
Via STLSportsMinute
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Five names that could replace Bobby Valentine in Boston

There are a lot of names that are floating out there in regards to who will serve as the replacement for ex-Boston Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine. When we look at the field, there are five names that really make a lot of sense to us. Let’s check them out. Please Click Here To Read The Article
Via Players View
October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals 3B coach Oquendo ejected

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo has been ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the sixth inning. Oquendo jogged down the line after plate umpire Lance Barnett called a pitch from the Pirates' James McDonald that appeared to be a borderline outside strike for a 2-2 count on Jon Jay on Friday night. Oquendo kicked dirt on the plate after getting tossed...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals 3B coach Oquendo ejected

Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo has been ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the sixth inning. Oquendo jogged down the line after plate umpire Lance Barnett called a pitch from the Pirates' James McDonald that appeared to be a borderline outside strike for a 2-2 count on Jon Jay on Friday night. Oquendo kicked dirt on the plate after getting tossed, then put himself...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Top Five LOL Moments From Last Night's Game

It’s the return of the #LOLCards! Where getting a guy home from third with no outs turns out to be a FAIL. Let’s go through the Top 5 LOL Moments from last night’s game…1) David Freese getting held at third, leaving first and third with no outs. Jose Oquendo must have forgot the #LOLCards can’t do things like “score runs” or “hit a sacrafice fly”. Or maybe he had...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo has pneumonia

St. Louis Cardinals third base coach José Oquendo missed Monday's game with a case of pneumonia. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) St. Louis Cardinals third base coach and former utility infielder Jose Oquendo has been a staple in a Cardinals uniform for parts of the past four decades as a player and as a coach. Cardinals fans have grown accustomed to him waving runners in to...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

HOVG Heroes: Bill Buckner

WILL JOHNSON on BILL BUCKNERAs you’ll read below, Will Johnson is the art world’s definition of a “five-tool player”.  Actually, he’s more than that…he’s Bert Campaneris or Jose Oquendo.  Dude can literally do it all...and he loves baseball."I think the game itself, no matter what level it’s played on, is one of the most incredible inventions of strategy, physics...
Via Hall of Very Good
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Cards have blown call in perspective after no-hitter

The Cardinals thought they actually got a hit against New York Mets left-hander Johan Santana Friday night, but they weren't really whining about the foul ball call made by third base umpire Adrian Johnson in the sixth inning when center fielder Carlos Beltran's liner down the third-base line appeared to kick up chalk. "I thought the ball was fair," said Beltran...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Top pick Wong benefits from veteran advice

Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith and infield coach Jose Oquendo have given top draft pick Kolten Wong individualized attention, as have some of the veteran infielders on the team.
Via mlb.com
February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Oquendo is right where he belongs

If you are like me, you have watched the progression of Jose Oquendo over the last three decades. Acquired from the New York Mets while still just 21 years of age in 1985, the “Secret Weapon” was a fixture through a decade of play for St. Louis, including two pennants. After retiring from his middle infield duties at the tender age of 32, Oquendo remained with the organization...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals at the 2007 All-Star Game: Who remains?

“Breaking up that old gang of mine.” So it goes for an organization once known for its stability, the St. Louis Cardinals. In the process of searching for something, I sometimes come across unusual items completely unrelated to my immediate objective. Interest in the following photo knocked me off my original quest, at least temporarily. It was taken by photographer-supreme Scott...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
January 08, 2012  |  Discuss

The Cardinal Nation Blog 2011 top story #7: Mo’s man Matheny

The changing of the managerial guard for the St. Louis Cardinals had not occurred in the last decade and a half and of course, never on the watch of general manager John Mozeliak. That officially changed on October 31, following the club’s World Series celebration parade. Tony La Russa, the 16-year skipper of the Cardinals, stunned supporters of the team and the baseball world...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
December 29, 2011  |  Discuss

Oquendo’s return good for Cardinals, maybe not for his managerial aspirations

Jose Oquendo, thought by many to be the heir-apparent to 16-year manager Tony La Russa, learned that was not the case when first-time coach Mike Matheny was named instead of him to succeed La Russa and become the 49th manager in the history of the St. Louis Cardinals. One of five candidates interviewed but not selected, Oquendo was faced with a major career decision this week as...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
November 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Matheny keeps McGwire, Duncan on Cards staff

Mark McGwire, Dave Duncan and Jose Oquendo are staying on with the St. Louis Cardinals under new manager Mike Matheny.
Via ESPN
November 16, 2011  |  Discuss

New coaching staff set for 2012 Cardinals

ST. LOUIS - His friend and third base coach Jose Oquendo is coming back. So is hitting coach Mark McGwire. The question is, will Albert Pujols be back with the St. Louis Cardinals next season? The Cardinals announced new manager Mike Matheny's coaching staff for 2012 late Wednesday afternoon and it looks very similar to the one Pujols has had during his 11 years in St. Louis...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Cardinals name new coaching staff

Courtesy Cardinals Media Relations ST. LOUIS, Mo., November 16, 2011 The St. Louis Cardinals and newly-named Manager Mike Matheny today announced the teams coaching staff for the upcoming 2012 season. Returning to their current positions will be Pitching Coach Dave Duncan, Third Base Coach Jose Oquendo, Hitting Coach Mark McGwire and Bullpen Coach Derek Lilliquist. Assistant Hitting...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Matheny now must shape his coaching staff

ST. LOUIS The first order of business for new Cardinals manager Mike Matheny appears to be convincing Jose Oquendo to stick around. Despite serving as the Cardinals third base coach the last 11 years, Oquendo was not selected as the replacement for the recently retired Tony La Russa. And the big question appears to be whether or not a bridge was burned with Oquendo and if he...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Cards show who's boss, hire Matheny

The pay-your-dues, bet-on-upside camp wanted Ryne Sandberg. The experience-matters-most camp wanted Terry Francona. The appease-Albert camp wanted Jose Oquendo. John Mozeliak didn't listen to any of them. He hired Mike Matheny to manage the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. Matheny never had held a managerial or coaching position in the minors or majors before the...
Via Fox Sports
November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Cardinals Name Mike Matheny Manager

It's being reported by Jon Morosi of FOXSports that the defending World Champion St Louis Cardinals have named former Cardinals catcher Mike Matheny as manager. The hiring may come as a surprise to some, who considered long-time Cardinals coach Jose Oquendo as the odds-on favorite to be named the successor to Tony La Russa, who retired this month after leading the Cardinals to...
Via The Outside Corner
November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Cardinals Name Mike Matheny Manager

It's being reported by Jon Morosi of FOXSports that the defending World Champion St Louis Cardinals have named former Cardinals catcher Mike Matheny as manager. The hiring may come as a surprise to some, who considered long-time Cardinals coach Jose Oquendo as the odds-on favorite to be named the successor to Tony La Russa, who retired this month after leading the Cardinals to...
Via Bloguin Best
November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

On St. Louis Cardinals number 11 on 11/11/11

At least 40 men have worn the number 11 on their St. Louis Cardinals uniform jersey since 1923. They include such notables as Specs Toporcer, Terry Moore, Pepper Martin, Howie Pollet, Ray Jablonski, Alvin Dark, Dick Schofield, Hector Cruz, Don Kessinger, Bernie Carbo and Glenn Brummer. The latter was proudly sporting the digits when he famously stole third base and then home on August...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss

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