St. Louis Manager Mike Matheny Fired

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    St. Louis Manager Mike Matheny Fired

    No big surprise here.
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    Whoever followed LaRussa didn't have a chance.

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    He managed that last game like it was game 7 of the WS.

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    This sucks for my friend and former college teammate, John Mabry, the Cardinal’s, now former hitting coach, who got let go with Matheny yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Whoever followed LaRussa didn't have a chance.
    Matheny had a good run following LaRussa. Lasted 6 1/2 years. Managed over 1,000 games. Won over 55% of his games. Made the post season 4 of the 6 full seasons he managed including one NL pennant.

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    Leave it to the Reds to get their own manager and another teams manager fired in the same season.

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    I'd take Matheny in Cincinnati.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PP1 View Post
    I'd take Matheny in Cincinnati.
    You don’t want him.

    He can’t manage a pen, his lineups make you shake your head, he double switched his 3 and 4 man all the time, and he never grew as a manager.

    He got away with it when MO had more talent but as the talent went down his managerial skills he lacked was even more obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet16 View Post
    You don’t want him.

    He can’t manage a pen, his lineups make you shake your head, he double switched his 3 and 4 man all the time, and he never grew as a manager.

    He got away with it when MO had more talent but as the talent went down his managerial skills he lacked was even more obvious.
    And he seemed totally okay with his closer acting like a complete jerk in the clubhouse with regards to other players.

    https://deadspin.com/extremely-cardi...d-n-1827528307

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    This sucks for my friend and former college teammate, John Mabry, the Cardinal’s, now former hitting coach, who got let go with Matheny yesterday.
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    I hate to see this. I thought he was doing great work in St. Louis.

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    Do they go get Joseph Girardi??

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    Girardi is Matheney 2.0 he was let go in New York because he had problems getting along with younger players. I really like Mike Matheney he is a class act. But, we all know he had a hard time not butchering a bullpen. I will say this his KMOX interview after being fired was one of the classiest interviews I have ever listened to. He understood that product that was being put on the field was his responsibility, whether it was his fault or not. I think it was a move that had to be made. I also think if Shildt wins the jobs will remain his. If not, don't be surprised to see Stubby or Pop take the reigns.

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    Matheny pushed management to get Holland.

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