From the moment the Cardinals fired Mike Matheny, names have been popping up as a potential replacement in 2019. The most popular of these seems to be Joe Girardi who previously managed the Yankees until he was let go in 2017. As a manager he has a 988-794 record over 11 seasons. According to Jon Heyman, the former skipper might just want to be the next Cardinals manager.
Girardi is proper and polite so he won’t comment on specific jobs (especially ones that are occupied by someone else) but belief of some is the #STLCards job is the one he wants. https://t.co/VYjorBCTz4
If this is true, the Cardinals have an opportunity to get one of the better managerial candidates available. He led the Yankees to the postseason 6 times, winning the World Series back in 2009.
Joe Girardi like Mike Matheny were catchers when they played baseball, and both players played for the Cardinals at one point. As Heyman notes, Girardi has a good connection to John Mozeliak which could benefit Girardi when it comes time for the Cardinals to look for a new manager. He also notes that Girardi would be willing to take a pay cut from his previous tenure if he was able to manage the team.
I think it’s an interesting idea to bring in Girardi. From what I can see he is a winner and could dramatically help the club. At the same time I’ve seen that he has issues dealing with younger players. With the Cardinals progressing towards keeping more of their younger players, it could also hinder their development. What do you guys think? Vote below!
Jon Heyman reports that Joe Girardi really wants the gig in St. Louis. Simple question. Would you like to see Girardi as the manager next season for the #STLCards @ballparkbeef @11InningStretch @CrashStL @IvesBaseballSTL @ArchCityMedia @Moz_Algorithm @birdsonabatshow @Graham_Stl
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