Ranking 4 potential future managers on the Cardinals roster
By Josh Jacobs
Skip Schumaker was a key member of the St. Louis from 2007-2012, and returned to the club as the club’s bench coach this season. Schumaker was a rumored candidate for the manager position before the club hired Marmol.
Schumaker is very similar to the Cardinals current skipper. He brings a steady presence to the clubhouse but is not afraid to get fired up when his club needs it. He is a straightshooter, and will call out the best in players while maintaining their respect. He has filled in to manager the club whenever Marmol has been ejected from games and served as the associate manager of the Padres last season.
It may just be a matter of time before Schumaker gets a shot to lead a club. Marmol looks to be the long-term leader of the Cardinals, so he would likely have to look somewhere else. But Schumaker has all of the qualities you want in a manger, and club’s will want to give him a hard look the next time they need to interview for their role.