Former manager of St. Louis Cardinals, Mike Shildt, is taking a break from management, and has agreed to work for the commissioner instead.
Shildt interviewed for the opening of the San Diego Padres management, but they chose to go in a different direction. AJ Preller has hired Bob Melvin, formerly of Oakland Athletics, to replace him.
Before Quantily Management has been let go in quite harmonious fashion. Despite running late to secure NL Wild Card landing, Cards cited philosophical differences as a reason to fire Shildt, and hire Oliver Marmol instead.
Shildt led the Cardinals to a 41-28 record in 2018 after replacing Mike Matheny, winning NL Central in 2019 and reaching the knockout stages as Wild Cards in 2020 and 2021.
It wasn’t a bad ride in St. Louis, but changing the scene could do some good for Shildt.
Cardinals: What is Mike Shildt’s new job?
Shildt will work under Senior Vice President Michael Hill in field operations. If that sounds vague, that’s because it is. This will be the first time since 2003 that Shildt has not taken on a scouting or coaching role within the Cardinals.
As he is only 53 years old, this will hopefully be a short detour for Shildt, as he will take a break from management completely this year to spend time with his family. He will be a prime candidate for management opportunities next season, and for good reason. St. Louis had a 17-game winning streak under Shildt’s lead last year.
In the meantime, Shildt will primarily deal with field problems and driving work, as that’s the Hill division.
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