Molina joining coaching staff? Descalso is in!

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    bb…that is a ludicrous thing to say.

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    I like Descalso and have that same “gut feeling” about him that gscottar does. But given my preference I would prefer a more seasoned bench coach to bounce off ideas and strategies with the young manager. Maybe someone like a Dave McKay-type guy.

    But Descalso seems like the type of player and person that will make a good coach and possibly manager.

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    bb…that is a ludicrous thing to say.

    It is consistent with the manager and coaching staff moves over the last couple years. I agree that is ludicrous.

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    I just saw on X where Molina will not coach the Cardinals in 2024. Instead be some sort of special advisor.

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    This is news only if folks missed Molina’s announcement last week. I guess the Cardinals had to do something at the Winter Meetings…

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    So what does Yadi do?

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    So what does Yadi do?

    Not sure but I guess he will chat with Mo a few times a week providing input then wait and see if Ollie is retained for 2025. I think Yadi wants to be a manager.

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    Yadi will prevent the front office from trading Edman

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    Looking over Marmol’s shoulder, but not every day…

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    Hard to understand how he wouldn’t have the same family concerns even if the job was manager.

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    Edman will NOT be traded….

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    Haha!…He would have the same concerns, BW, but if he’s the Cardinal manager, he moves his entire family to a new house in Creve Coeur or Illinois.

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    Looking over Marmol’s shoulder, but not every day…

    Brings about an interesting dynamic given the legend of Yadi. Not sure if unintended consequences should be a worry.

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    I think Yadi is around to improve the clubhouse vibe and teach Contreras how to call a game.

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    If Marmol is fired during the season I hope and pray Molina is NOT the new manager.

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    I wouldn’t be surprised if one of the reasons Molina was hired was to keep him from working for another team.

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    It’ll be interesting to see if having Yadi around will cause more or fewer problems for Marmol. One could imagine that sparks could fly if the team struggles and Yadi isn’t too thrilled with the captain’s direction.

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    Hard to understand how he wouldn’t have the same family concerns even if the job was manager.

    I think being named manager would be a totally different scenario. A person can be willing to make more personal sacrifices for a job that they really want.

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    Perhaps so, gscottar. But if I am the person doing the hiring, I would still be concerned about the possibility of him giving less than 100% focus on the job.

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    It will be interesting to see how much Yadi is around during ST.

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    It will be interesting to see how much Yadi is around in ST.

    It sure will, Blingster. Vaqueros de Bayamon. That’s the wild card in all of this. Any ML team hiring Yadi should have a “No VDB” clause inserted into the contract. “VDB” not referring to the Lincoln cent designer, Victor David Brenner. Remember those whirlwind “business trips” back to Puerto Rico that Yadi indulged in back in ’22 to watch his Puerto Rican basketball team? If Yadi left his team high & dry as a player to watch a bunch of ham & eggers shoot hoops, then you better believe he’ll be going AWOL often as a “special assistant”. We’ll see Yadi making a cameo visit a time or two in the Cards dugout this coming season, but that’s probably about it.

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    This is a really good read.

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    A different view of the same article. Extending the current popular narrative that experience doesn’t matter all that much anymore. Coupling the manager with his twin from another mother is lauded while being “seasoned” is suggested to be old and outdated.

    So of all the people involved with 2023, Joe McEwing is the one to take the fall!

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    It has always been my opinion that an organization as storied as the Cardinals should never have to hire a rookie manager. Doing it three times in a row boggles the mind. Now we have a young manager and a rookie bench coach.

    Having said that, I have a good feeling about Descalso. I can’t quite put my finger on it but I have a feeling he will be a manager one day. Time will tell. One thing I did not know was that Descalso and Marmol were middle infield teammates at Batavia.

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