Originally Posted by foxfire123
I dunno, I'd call the Holliday trade a little questionable.....
And according to the Post Dispatch--don't ask me to quote which day/sportswriter/whatever because I can't remember those detail--Puhols expressed "support" for Oquendo.
Matheny's smart, well respected and has potential to be a heck of a manager. But to throw him in at the major league level and expect results? He may be a student of the game, but this isn't a feel good kids movie like Little Big League. this is the real deal.
The Holliday trade isn't questionable in the slighest. Not sure if you're being sarcastic, but the centerpiece of that deal, Brett Wallace, (also once the centerpiece of our farm system) has seen his value go way downhill since that trade. He got traded again to the Astros where he's played at the big league level and he hasn't done anything at all there.
Even if Holliday didn't re-sign it would have been worth it as he helped to get us into the playoffs and none of those three players would be helping the Cardinals the past two years or even be close to making the big league team.
It's known that Pujols is friends with Oquendo, but he has not said anything regarding who the Cardinals should hire. At all.
I imagine that unless Oquendo gets a managerial job, that he'll be retained as the third base coach anyway. Not to mention that Matheny played with Albert for four seasons and coached in spring training the past few years, so keep in mind that Matheny and Albert already have a relationship too.