Joe Girardi expected to be considered for Cardinals job
Joe Girardi is expected to receive consideration for the St. Louis Cardinals’ managerial job.
The Cardinals fired Mike Matheny on Saturday night while he was in his seventh season as the team’s manager. Bench coach Mike Shildt will serve as the interim manager.
When the team searches for a long-term solution, Girardi is expected to be among the names considered, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Derrick Goold.
You don't have to wonder. Joe Girardi will be considered.
He has a history with Mozeliak, and good rapport. He has the familiarity with organization that the #Cardinals value, and there is a fondness for him already in the club. One question is his interest-level. #stlcards https://t.co/OX1v3pWd7k
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) July 15, 2018
Girardi is similar to Matheny in that he was a catcher for the team he later managed.
Girardi managed the Yankees for 10 seasons, winning a World Series in his second year. The team started to decline though as many of its star/core players aged. The Yankees conveniently decided not to bring Girardi back as manager after last season, just as they were beginning to turn things around following a few years of rebuilding.
If he’s interested in the job, Girardi would make for an excellent hire.