St. Louis Cardinals: Coaches on notice reap no results
The St. Louis Cardinals made coaching changes in the middle of the season in 2017 and put “everyone” on notice. Did it do any good if it is repeating this season as well?
The St. Louis Cardinals have a coaching problem. There is simply no way to skirt this issue even though the front office has tried and has shown evidence that they will continue to do so. The time has arrived for the organization to realize that last season’s “notice” has made little change.
During the offseason of 2017, the organization fired the St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach and bullpen coach and put the other coaches on notice (again). Additionally, the organization brought Jose Oquendo back to solve the baserunning and defensive problems and they welcomed Willie McGee to help with… well, we aren’t really sure.
The front office also hired Mike Maddux as the new pitching coach and promised to leave a great deal of control in his hands. This promise seems (SEEMS) to have evaporated.
So, what good is a “notice” if nothing befalls after notice is given? In any other business, would the business owner allow its CEO to put notice to its workers in need of improved performance and then hold no one accountable? I find that this CEO would last not long in that organization.
More from Redbird Rants
- Cardinals Rumors: 3 pros and cons of signing Carlos Rodon
- What’s next for the St. Louis Cardinals after Contreras signing?
- Report: Cardinals Emerge As Mystery Team for Carlos Rodon
- Cardinals: Trade targets after signing Willson Contreras
- Reflecting on the 2013 Cardinals’ top 30 prospects
And yet, here we are with the St. Louis Cardinals. DeWitt continues to allow John Mozeliak to place blanket “notices” with no action. At least twice. And to be honest, we all know the “notice” was placed directly at Mike Matheny and John Mabry as they are the only real ones left from the initial notice.
So I ask the question, when will the notice have a collection?
If you fail to pay your car lien, you receive a missed payment notice. If you continue to fail to pay, you receive yet another notice and a warning of repossession. If this continues, eventually the lien company will repossess the vehicle.
Using that same model then, the St. Louis Cardinals front office has issued one notice of failure to pay during the 2017 campaign, and the changes during the offseason after 2017 stands as the second notice and warning of repossession. Has the time come to repossess?
Yes. Simply, yes.
The St. Louis Cardinals are not currently paying on the investment made by the organization and thus must be repossessed. If Matheny and Mabry are not willing to pay to the level which should be expected to match the level of monetary investment, then they must be removed.
Another “notice,” another firing of lesser coaches just won’t cut it.
Next: Want some Cardinals rumors?
Will a change come? I wish I could believe it and I look forward to one that might never come… I guess we wait and see.