The St. Louis Cardinals completed sturdy in September, profitable a franchise-record 17 consecutive video games and claiming the Nationwide League’s 2nd wild-card playoff spot.
However it wasn’t sufficient to avoid wasting supervisor Mike Shildt’s task.
The Cardinals introduced Thursday that Shildt — the 2019 NL supervisor of the yr — has been relieved of his tasks after 4 seasons on the helm.
“We now have made up our minds that we’ve got a philosophical distinction within the course that our Main League membership goes,” Cardinals group president John Mozeliak informed journalists in pronouncing Shildt’s dismissal.
After taking up as supervisor when Mike Matheny was once fired in the midst of the 2018 season, Shildt, 53, led the Cardinals to an total listing of 252-199 (.559). The group reached the playoffs in each and every of his 3 complete seasons, achieving the NLCS in 2019.
On this yr’s NL wild-card recreation, the Cardinals battled the 106-win Los Angeles Dodgers in a nail-biter, most effective to lose Three-1 on Chris Taylor’s walk-off house run within the backside of the 9th.
Alternatively, the “philosophical variations” Shildt it sounds as if had with the entrance place of work had been it sounds as if an excessive amount of to conquer.
”With only one yr final on Mike’s contract, it was once in everybody’s very best pursuits that we cope with this now,” Mozeliak stated.