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Mike Matheny | Catcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (46) / 9/22/1970
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 227
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Cardinals announced a three-year contract extension with manager Mike Matheny.
St. Louis missed the playoffs this year for the first time since 2010, when Tony La Russa was still manager. It's fair to question Matheny's in-game strategy and unnecessary tinkering, but he holds a 461-349 record in five years on the job. Even the saltiest Cardinals fans had to accept some type of contract extension was coming this offseason. The new deal runs through 2020. Thu, Nov 3, 2016 11:14:00 AM

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Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that manager Mike Matheny is safe.

There is near-constant clamoring from fans (and some in the media) about Matheny's lineups, bullpen management, and in-game strategy, but the Cardinals' higher-ups seem content with the fifth-year manager. "Mike’s done a really good job for us," DeWitt said. "There’s no thought that we’re going to go in any different direction." Matheny has guided the Cardinals to the postseason every year on the job, and they're in Wild Card contention here in late September. Matheny's overall managerial record since taking over for Hall of Fame skipper Tony La Russa is 457-348.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 08:12:00 PM

According to Robert Patrick and Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have fired scouting director Chris Correa after an "imposed leave of absence."

The Cardinals declined to comment on the situation, but a source with knowledge of the investigation into the hacking of the Astros' network said that Correa admitted to accessing the database in order to verify that the team had stolen proprietary data. Many assumed that some lower-level employees were involved in the alleged hacking, but this story obviously goes much deeper. Correa, who originally started working with the Cardinals in 2009, was promoted to director of amateur scouting over the winter and recently oversaw his first draft.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 04:44:00 PM

Michael S. Schmidt of the New York Times reports that the F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors are investigating front-office officials for the Cardinals for hacking into the internal networks of the Astros.

Investigators have uncovered evidence that Cardinals officials broke into an internal network for the Astros which contained internal discussions about trades, proprietary statistics, and scouting reports. Officials believe the hacking was executed by "vengeful front-office employees" trying to do damage to Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, who formerly worked for the Cardinals. The Cardinals officials under investigation have not been put on leave, suspended or fired, but this obviously has potentially serious legal ramifications. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement Tuesday that MLB "has been aware of and has fully cooperated with the federal investigation" and will act once it has been completed.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 11:44:00 AM

Sunday's game between the Cardinals and Royals in St. Louis has been postponed.

No makeup date has been announced yet. Sunday's scheduled starting pitchers, John Lackey and Chris Young, will presumably be pushed back to each team's respective game on Monday.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 05:08:00 PM

Cardinals signed manager Mike Matheny to a three-year contract extension.

Matheny was already under contract through 2014, but the Cardinals now have him locked up through 2017. He owns an impressive 185-139 record over his first two seasons as a big league manager.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 03:19:00 PM

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals have signed manager Mike Matheny and general manager John Mozeliak to contract extensions.

Matheny was extended through 2014 and Mozeliak was extended through 2016. Matheny, who originally signed a two-year deal, led the Cardinals to 88 regular-season wins and an NLCS appearance last season as a rookie manager. Mozeliak has crafted one of the best 25-man rosters in the league and has helped cultivate an elite farm system. The Redbirds are poised for a long, successful run under both Matheny and Mo.
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 08:37:00 AM

Giants announced the retirement of catcher Mike Matheny.

We're assuming he's going to get paid anyway. Matheny, who was told he shouldn't play again due to post-concussion syndrome, was entering the last season of the three-year, $10.5 million contract that Brian Sabean gave him after 2004. Matheny was a Gold Glove defender for most of his career, but he hit just .239/.293/.344 in 3,877 at-bats over 13 seasons. Knowing he was unlikely to play this season, the Giants signed Bengie Molina to a three-year deal earlier this winter.
Thu, Feb 1, 2007 07:46:00 PM

Giants GM Brain Sabean said that Mike Matheny's medical evaluation last week "did not go well. He was not cleared to play."

Matheny has been unable to recover from post-concussion syndrome, and while a comeback hasn't been ruled out, it's unlikely that he'll play next season.
Fri, Dec 15, 2006 01:27:00 PM

Mike Matheny (post-concussion syndrome) hasn't been examined recently, but the Giants remain pessimistic about his chances of contributing next season.

His next examination is scheduled for December. Agent John Boggs said Matheny's condition is unchanged and he hasn't attempted to elevate his heart rate. Because of Matheny's status, the Giants are expected to bring in a catcher this winter.
Fri, Nov 17, 2006 11:25:00 AM

The Giants plan to re-evaluate catcher Mike Matheny's recovery from post-concussion syndrome in December.

Matheny's future is very much in doubt, but the Giants would like to find out if there's any chance he'll return next year before they think about acquiring another catcher. Rookie Eliezer Alfonzo showed a lot this season and could enter next year as the starter, though a trade for Johnny Estrada is another possibility. It's possible that Matheny won't ever play again.
Tue, Oct 3, 2006 08:45:00 AM

Mike Matheny is still being bothered by post-concussion syndrome and his career is in jeopardy as a result.

Matheny is still being bothered by frequent memory lapses that have affected him beyong the baseball field. He's not willing to admit that his career is over, but the longer these post-concussions symptons linger the worse the odds are of a return. It'd be a shame if he has to go out like this.
Sat, Sep 16, 2006 11:01:00 AM

Mike Matheny won't play again this season after making little progress in his recovery from a concussion over the last two months.

"This does not mean his career is over," trainer Stan Conte said. "It means we need more time for the symptoms to subside." Matheny, in the second year of a three-year, $10.5 million contract, hit just .231/.276/.338 in 160 at-bats before getting hurt. The Giants will say they miss his defense and leadership, but the offense that Eliezer Alfonzo has provided since Matheny went down has probably more than made up for it.
Wed, Aug 2, 2006 08:06:00 PM

Giants transferred catcher Mike Matheny from the 15- to the 60-day disabled list.

Matheny will be eligible to come off the DL at the end of the month, but the Giants are calling him 50-50 to return from a concussion this season.
Sun, Jul 16, 2006 03:48:00 PM

According to Giants manager Felipe Alou, Mike Matheny (concussion) is 50-50 to come back this season.

"Even if he came back in three weeks or a month, how long would it take [to be playable]?" Alou said. The Giants have been a better team with Eliezer Alfonzo and Todd Greene sharing catching duties, but they would still like to get Matheny back at some point.
Sat, Jul 15, 2006 05:40:00 PM

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