February 10, 2019 at 6:10 pm #81682
Shildt is mostly an unknown as far as any success ranking, but did well in his audition so the #22 ranking seems about right. He took a club going nowhere and got them into contention, with a lot of help from some guys getting hot at the right time.
I was not a fan of every move he made – he still seems to fall into the push-button mold managers have in using pitchers in roles, rather than as how they are performing as the game unfolds.
He will be under some pressure this year, as this team is talented if healthy, and should win 90 games or more. Anything less without good cause, such as some key players going out for an extended period, and he will be scrutinized.February 10, 2019 at 11:35 pm #81695SoonerinNCParticipantPaid - Annual
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Some pretty cozy company that Skip is being associated with. If he’s still in the conversation at game #200, then we’re in business.May 2, 2019 at 9:02 pm #89689
Rogers Hornsby should be on that list as well. He took the Redbirds their first ever modern era pennant in his first full season at the helm.May 2, 2019 at 9:11 pm #89691
The list was the top managerial records in their first 100 games. Hornsby was only 52-48 in his first 100 games, so fell short of the others. I added the pennant results of the top game winners.May 3, 2019 at 9:30 am #89732Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
I am curious how much rest Schildt will give the starting lineup going forward, as they have carried a heavy load so far.May 4, 2019 at 9:20 am #89805
Yeah, I saw that after I posted about Hornsby on the “100 game mark records”. My bad.
On Shildt and the player usage – he needs to give Yadi more down time, especially with a solid backup now. I would spot start Gyorko a little more against lefties and get Carp out of there.
He is doing a real good job with the bullpen, but then that is sort of a chicken-and-egg deal. It might be that the bullpen pitchers are all real good, so no matter what you do you are successful.November 11, 2019 at 4:37 pm #114129
The manager’s Mom passed away – a very important person in his life.
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