I just wrote two days ago that I was hoping Mike Matheny was on top of the managerial candidates list, and it turns out he was. No time is set for the announcement of Mathney taking over at this time, but KSDK and Frank Cusumano is reporting that it will indeed take place on Monday. I have to say I’m pleased with this decision, as I believe Terry Francona was overrated and had too much baggage. I believed Jose Oquendo wouldn’t do well with the media on a daily basis. I think Matheny is a great choice, and the future of the Cardinals continues to look bright. I will have more thoughts on the situation tomorrow after the news conference and the introduction of your new St. Louis Cardinals manager, Mike Matheny.
Update–The news conference for Mike Matheny will take place tomorrow at 11:00 AM CST.