Mathenaging

Taveras, the lineup card, & player development

Manager Mike Matheny has presented a false choice in his frame of his decision to relegate Oscar Taveras to the role of bench bat.

Mathenaging: Why put on the go-ahead run?

Manager Mike Matheny has apparently developed a new method of hurting the St. Louis Cardinals' chances at winning: intentionally putting the go-ahead run on first base in the late innings.

Why is Matheny using Choate more vs. righties?

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The Cardinals signed Randy Choate during the 2012-13 offseason to be the club's LOOGY. Now, manager Mike Matheny apparently has an eye on using the veteran more often against righthanded batters. Why?

Mathenaging: What Trends Influence Removing a SP?

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League-wide splits gives us an idea of the trends against which Mike Matheny must weigh a starter's individual performance on a given night.

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