Yep, Matheny pulls a few head scratchers, but the bigger problem the last couple of years has been Mo. I don’t think any manager could’ve pushed this roster to the World Series. Mo needs to fill actual needs for a change next year with a couple players of real impact — no more ludicrous contracts for marginal guys. No more excuses either about trying hard but coming up short. Nobody said it was easy. If it was easy, they wouldn’t pay him millions. Expectations are challenging, but legitimate. This is going to be his year to put up or shut up.
It won’t matter who the Cards can get because Matheny is still going to be the manager. I truly believe if we had someone with experience we would have won at least one championship and possible two. From 2012 to 2015 Matheny made some of the worst playoff moves when it came to the bullpen, lineup and pinch hitters. He never learns from past mistakes. I don’t believe Matheny will ever win here in St. Louis.