Ranking 4 potential future managers on the Cardinals roster
By Josh Jacobs
For years now, fans have viewed Yadier Molina as the team’s on-field manager. His ability to guide a pitching staff has been legendary, and it is clear that his presence in the Cardinals clubhouse alone brings so much value to the team.
Molina has already made himself busy with managerial gigs post-retirement. He was just announced as the Team Puerto Rico manager in the WBC in 2023, and plans to manage in Venezuela after that. With the trend around the league of hiring former players becoming more and more popular, it would be surprising if Molina is never given a shot at the Major League level.
Molina sees the game in a way few other do, and can relate to players coming out of Latin-America in ways that others cannot. His passion and drive for winning is contagious, and he could easily become one of the most fun managers to watch with the emotion he brings to a clubhouse.
And yet, even with all of the passion and drive, Molina has remained a calm presence behind the dish for years. This non-anxious leadership that Molina displays can give him an edge on other managers in big spots for years to come.