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Advice from St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny

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Last week, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny spoke at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes event at the University of Illinois-Springfield’s Sangamon Auditorium. 407 more words

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Baseball Prospectus calls Matheny a "managing fraud"

Viva’s Alex Crisafulli gives an overview of what Baseball Prospectus thinks about the Cardinals. The highlight was the comments on the manager.

Mike Matheny comes off in the annual just as you would expect: A “managing fraud” who’s success comes from “riding the uniform tails of his talented roster.”  Harsh for sure, but it’s backed up by highlighting his poor bullpen management and by referencing VEB’s site manager Craig Edwards’ piece last October which demonstrated that Matheny has a bad knack for letting his pitchers bat in high-leverage situations.

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Has the light finally turned on for Matheny

Brian Stull from Stl Baseball Weekly got a quote from Mike Matheny, talking about the addition of Jedd Gyorko. Pay attention to the last paragraph when Mike is talking about playing time for Jed. 520 more words

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Matt Carpenter Talks Staying in Leadoff

Matt Carpenter gave an interview to Bernie. The most newsworthy item was the lineup talk.

On talk of possibly moving out of the leadoff spot to a different position in the lineup:

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Organizational Review Pirates

From a management point of view, I am a big fan of GM Neal Huntington. For any organization to be successful, the first thing that must be accomplished, is to find your niche in the market place. 397 more words

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Kolten Wong Wants To Bat First

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kolten Wong wants to be the leadoff man for the St. Louis Cardinals. He recognizes there’s quality competition.

Seeing the power numbers Matt Carpenter put up last year and touting his own base-stealing ability, Wong believes batting him first and putting Carpenter in the heart of the order would benefit the NL Central champions most. 624 more words

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Goodreads | Shelly’s Year in Books

After a disappointing 2014 in which I read more than a book a week but didn’t really enjoy any of them, 2015 was a pretty good reading year for me.   468 more words

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