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Cardinals sign manager Mike Matheny through 2017

Nov 20, 2013, 3:23 PM EST

Mike Matheny AP

Taking the Cardinals to the World Series in his second season as manager has earned Mike Matheny a three-year contract extension, the team announced at a press conference.

Matheny had zero managing experience when he took over for future Hall of Famer Tony La Russa, but the Cardinals are 185-139 in his two seasons at the helm and advanced past the first round of the playoffs both times.

This upcoming season would have been the final year on his original contract. His new deal will tack on three years to that, running through 2017.

  1. nsstlfan - Nov 20, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    A great move by the Cardinals

    • gdobs227 - Nov 20, 2013 at 3:39 PM

      … and about as “no brainer” as a move could be.

  2. okwhitefalcon - Nov 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Another interesting not to come out of the Cards presser today was the release of Ryan Jackson and subsequent waiver claim by the Astros.

    Who didn’t see this coming?

    Tyler Greene anyone??

    Some other moves on the 40 as well, Oscar Taveras moved onto it as expected.

  3. proudliberal85392 - Nov 20, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Was there any question?

  4. jdillydawg - Nov 20, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Nice.

    He didn’t have to call out his GM in a press conference too, did he?

    Sorry, felt like I had to get in a dig at the Dodgers there, even though the Dodgers are my team. My bad.

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