The United Cardinals Blogosphere is made up of an exceptional 40-man (plus!) roster. This month’s project is to craft that into a lineup, a roster, or otherwise. We’re doing a little role playing today, as you’ve seen from others here at the Conclave and around the UCB, and I’ve opted to play Mike Matheny over John Mozeliak. I’ll [...]
ST. LOUIS -- Mike Matheny refuses to give in. Nearly 80 percent through the season and the Cardinals' manager still doesn't admit that the historic success the Cardinals enjoyed last year in the timely hitting department was little more than a historical outlier.
You can be sure he's familiar with the numbers, too. He knows that this year's .246 average with runners...
The St. Louis Cardinals are struggling at the plate. The defending National League champions rank 29th in baseball in runs scored this season and have scored three or fewer runs in nine of their last 16 games. The Cards are also hitting just .243 with runners in scoring position this year, a full 87 points […]
The Cardinals’ season-long search for a more productive offense — one like they had when leading the league in runs last season — has prompted a trade, pressed a rookie into the lineup, and, manager Mike Matheny described Wednesday, drawn some “cheap” criticism for the team’s coaches, such as hitting coach John Mabry.
“You have two factors,” Matheny said before the...
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.
I’ll likely end up forgetting something, so if I do, by all means leave it in the comment section. This is sort of a cathartic exercise for me, as I’ll attempt to spell out all of the managerial mistakes that I noticed by Mike Matheny in Friday’s 7-6 loss to the Chicago Cubs. 1.Starting Allen [...]
There are a whole generation of baseball fans being born now that are never going to experience these:
The replay system in baseball is here to stay. And if we’re being really honest, it’s for the best. Not only for the teams and fans, but for those poor managers blood pressure. So much stack to blow!
Through the All-Star break, managers had challenged 606 calls and had 318...
ST. LOUIS -- While Mike Matheny tries to get the Cardinals on a roll, his oldest son is enjoying quite a ride this summer.
The latest feat accomplished by Tate Matheny was announced Monday morning when he was named to the USA Collegiate National Team's 24-man roster.
Matheny, a junior-to-be at Missouri State, will be an outfielder for the club that will play three series this...
In a series of truly unfortunate and hilarious events, the St. Louis Cardinals were obligated to address how one of the team’s players Twitter accounts was populated with porn. On Tuesday, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny awkwardly discussed how the favorties page on pitcher Carlos Martinez’s Twitter account was chock-full of pornographic images. Deadspin posted Martinez’s […...
NEVER A BAD TIME
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was able to accomplish a rare feat: he was ejected from a game after it already had ended.