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MIKE MATHENY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Matheny likes flexibility Villanueva brings to Cardinals' bullpen

JUPITER, Fla. -- The St. Louis Cardinals have told reliever Carlos Villanueva he will be on their 25-man opening-day roster. "We talked to him about him being a part of our club, so today was a good morning for him," manager Mike Matheny said Monday. The 31-year-old right-hander agreed to a minor league contract in February and had the right to request his release if not added to...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Team Previews: NL Central edition

2015 MLB Previews for the NL Central using our 3 Up and 3 Down formula which consists of the best and worst case scenarios for each team. Who is the most important player on each team, who needs to bounce back from a down 2014, who are potential breakout players and areas of concern for every team in the division.   The end of the Chicago Cubs’ 2014 season also marked the official...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny Does Something Cool.

As detailed here in an article by Derrick Goold, Mike Matheny did something cool. I admit, I’m not Matheny’s biggest fan, and have been very critical in the past, especially the preference he seems to have of playing veterans or “his guys” over rookies or trade acquisitions. I’ll probably be critical of him in the upcoming season [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: Who will be the 5th starter?

With pitchers and catchers reporting to camp, the calendar close to flipping to March, and the weather getting warmer (okay, that one’s a lie), baseball season is right around the corner. A large portion of the MLB’s many players have made their way to Florida or Arizona to get back into shape and get themselves prepared for Spring Training action. With the Hot Stove coming to...
Via isportsweb.com
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB announces pace of play changes

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny argues with home plate umpire John Hirschbeck during Game 1 of the World Series on October 23, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Rob Carr/Getty Images Friday morning, Major League Baseball announced changes to the rules of baseball to increase the pace of play. After constructing a committee to analyze the pace of the game and instant replays...
Via Cardinals Farm
February 20, 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

The Matheny Manifesto: Not As Bad As I Hoped

If not for the power of targeted internet advertising, I would not have known that Cardinals manager Mike Matheny put out a book last week called The Matheny Manifesto.  For the last several days I’ve been bombarded by ads trying to attract the click of my mouse with “a young manager’s old-school views on success in sports and life.”  As a Brewers fan, I instinctively rolled...
Via Brewers Bar
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The “Matheny Manifesto” Book Publicity Tour Rolls On

If you’re in St. Louis and you consume any amount of media you may be noticing that Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is hard to get away from. Skip is grinding. Trying to drum up as many sales as possible for his new book ‘The Matheny Manifesto’ before he heads south to Jupiter for the start of spring training. Pretty standard stuff. Next: @Cardinals @mikematheny22 joins @McGrawMilhaven...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
February 05, 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

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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