Mike Shildt, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, has been fired. The news was first reported by Rob Rains at StLSportsPage.
Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak had this to say at the press conference Thursday afternoon:
“We decided internally it would be best to separate now…We have determined that we have a philosophical difference in the direction of our Major League club. Where we felt the team was going, we were struggling to get on the same page.”John Mozeliak, St. Louis Cardinals President of Baseball Operations
Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported last week that Mozeliak had “considered making changes to the coaching staff during the season, but ultimately stuck with the staff in place.
Even with this information, it still comes as a shock that Shildt was fired. He led the Cardinals to a 17-game win streak in September.
Mozeliak also indicated that the Cardinals have ” ‘some quality internal candidates’ for the manager’s position. He added that he is ‘not really prepared’ to say whether they will look outside the organization.” There are several names that could be considered as internal candidates for the manager position. Minor league infielder coordinator, and former Cardinal, Jose Oquendo and Stubby Clapp, first base coach, are certainly possibilities.
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