St. Louis Cardinals fire manager Mike Shildt over 'philosophical difference'


One week after losing the NL Wild Card Game to the Dodgers, the St. Louis Cardinals have actually made a supervisory modification. Mike Shildt is out as the club’s supervisor, president of baseball operations John Mozeliak revealed Thursday. Mozeliak mentioned “philosophical differences” for the relocation.

“We decided internally it would be best to separate now,” Mozeliak stated at an interview Thursday. “… We have determined that we have a philosophical difference in the direction of our Major League club. Where we felt the team was going, we were struggling to get on the same page.”     

Last week Mozeliak informed press reporters, consisting of Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the group thought about making modifications to the training personnel throughout the season, however eventually stuck to the personnel in location. Mozeliak stopped short of stating Shildt and his coaches are safe heading into next year, nevertheless.

“In terms of what 2022 looks like it’s a bit premature for me to weigh in,” Mozeliak informed Goold. “Having said that there is a lot this group should be proud of. They did accomplish a lot.”  

Shildt, the 2019 NL Manager of the Year, changed Mike Matheny on an interim basis in Aug. 2018, then was offered the task completely following that season. The Cardinals went 252-199 in parts of 4 seasons under Shildt, winning one NL Central title.

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