Cardinals: Matt Carpenter helps further piece together Mike Shildt’s firing

ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 8: Matt Carpenter #13 of the St. Louis Cardinals watches from the steps of the dugout during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium on August 8, 2021 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 8: Matt Carpenter #13 of the St. Louis Cardinals watches from the steps of the dugout during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium on August 8, 2021 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images) /
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Matt Carpenter (13) receives a curtain call from the fans after hitting a two run home run during the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /

In summary…

Let me be clear, I’m not suggesting that Matt Carpenter’s refusal to embrace Jeff Albert’s philosophy was the only reason for Mike Shildt’s ouster as the Cardinal’s skipper. What I am trying to convey, that I believe, it was one of the rungs in the ladder which led to Shildt’s firing in October.

I believe when the Cardinals’ hitters strayed away from Albert’s philosophy, Shildt didn’t push back with his players. Especially when it came to Carpenter, or other Cardinals who weren’t sold on Albert’s analytical approach.

In other words, the ladder was entirely built on Shildt’s lack of commitment to Albert’s hitting philosophy. We know the organization is committed to Albert’s philosophy from Bill DeWitt all the way down to the coaching staff. At least that’s the strategy the Cardinals ownership and management have embraced, and expect everyone to be on board.

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Finally, let me say, I’m not trying to get a square peg to fit in a round hole. Especially since Ken Rosenthal’s and Katie Woo’s articles don’t mention Mike Shildt. But, my point is, it fits into the puzzle of Mike Shildt’s ousting in October.

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