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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Joe Girardi expected to be considered for Cardinals job

Joe Girardi

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.

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.

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