Just hours after his firing, speculation has already begun about who could replace Mike shildt as the next manager of the St. Louis Cardinals. Popular internal candidates appear to be bench and first base coaches, Oliver Marmol and Canadian Stubby Clapp, respectively.
St. Louis generally likes to promote itself from within, and both Marmol and Clapp have appeared before as candidates for helmsman vacancies. So neither would be a shocking choice, although given the surprising nature of Shildt’s release, anything could be on the table:
Without knowing the true nature of the disconnect between Shildt and Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak, it’s difficult to speculate on possible targets.
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Clapp, 48, played for the Cardinals in his only year in MLB beyond 2001. In total, he belonged to the club from 1996 to 2002. For his part, Oliver J. Marmol, 35, played as a player. in San Luis from 2007 to 2010. He never even reached Double A.
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