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MIKE MATHENY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mike Matheny to release book on managing in February

It has only been a few short days since the St. Louis Cardinals were eliminated from the post-season by the San Francisco Giants.  Many in St. Louis still are fuming about the way it all went down. For most, it felt like a missed opportunity, with the main culprit of blame of course being the manager, Mike Matheny. Now, according to Amazon, the St. Louis manager that so many in...
Via Cardinals Farm
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Idea: Why Not Send Mike Matheny To The Minors?

It’s over. The 2014 Cardinals season ended last night with a Travis Ishikawa home run deep to right field off Mike Wacha (!), sending the Giants to the World Series. Sigh. ON TO THE NEXT ONE! IT’S TIME TO FINISH OFF THE REST OF MISSOURI! #SFGiants #Royals #STLCards pic.twitter.com/xKth8z9fTA — San Francisco Giants (@SFGiantsFans) October 17, 2014 I suppose it’d be one thing...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yup, Mike Matheny saved his closer for a save situation

The San Francisco Giants won the NL pennant on Thursday night, and Mike Matheny once again managed to the save stat and not the in-game situation. Matheny, when asked about not using closer T. Rosenthal in 9th: "We can't bring him in, in a tie-game situation. We're on the road.” — Bernie Miklasz (@miklasz) October 17, 2014 Tie game, bottom of the ninth, one run...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Rumors: Matheny still going with Rosenthal as closer

The St. Louis Cardinals are have been backed into a corner by the San Francisco Giants, trailing in the NLCS three games to one. One of the major issues the Cardinals have faced is the shakiness of their closer Trevor Rosenthal. Despite poor performance this postseason, Rosenthal still has the vote of confidence to pitch the ninth according to Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny.#457316506...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seth Maness’ girlfriend criticized Mike Matheny on his Twitter account

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny came under a firestorm of criticism for his managing during the Cardinals’ 5-4, ten inning loss in Game 3 of the NLCS to the Giants. One of the critics appeared to be Cardinals reliever Seth Maness, who was retweeting negative thoughts of Matheny after the game. Huh, well that’s something. Maness only threw six pitches in the ninth and...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Seth Maness’ Girlfriend: Not A Fan Of Matheny’s Managing

Credit where credit is due. Tim McKernan put into words the problem with the Mike Matheny era very succinctly with his post today on the NLCS GM 3 debacle Tuesday afternoon: The two World Series Tony La Russa won in St. Louis, he managed the teams like a gangster. In 2006, he benched Scott Rolen. It was unpopular, and as Jim Edmonds said on CBS Sports 920 last year, it almost led...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
7 days ago  |  Discuss

10 hottest MLB storylines to follow in September

3. Three-way fight for the NL CentralThe St. Louis Cardinals haven’t given up. They could have easily conceded a second place finish and settled for a battle in the Wild Card chase. Instead, Mike Matheny’s club showed the same resolve that got them to the World Series in 2006, 2011 and 2013. Having won each of its last six contests, St. Louis has taken command of the Central...
Via The Sports Daily
September 06, 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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