Mathenaging

My Rule 3.05(b) mistake

Sometimes a mistake requires its own post. Today's is one of those.

Mathenaging: Still losing at reliever chess

After nearly three years on the job, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny still hasn't gotten the hang of late-inning reliever chess.

Mike Matheny has done at least one thing right

It may be hard to believe, but one cannot really complain about Matheny's management of center field...

Matheny doubles down on double standards

Manager Mike Matheny is not the Leader of Men the Cardinals sold us upon his hire.

Fair & loathing on the Cardinals bench

21

Matheny's notions of fairness to veterans trump the will to win.

Taveras, the lineup card, & player development

109

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?

247

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?

49

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?

55

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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