Cardinals fire Mike Shildt as manager due to ‘philosophical differences’

The St. Louis Cardinals shocked the MLB community by winning 17 consecutive games in September to earn a National League wild-card playoff berth but ultimately fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers in that game. 

That defeat was apparently enough for the Cardinals to go in a different direction. 

Per the MLB website and ESPN/Associated Press , the Cardinals fired manager Mike Shildt on Thursday. 

“While these decisions are difficult, both parties agreed that philosophical differences related to the direction of the organization brought us to this conclusion,” St. Louis president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said in a prepared statement. “With just one year remaining on Mike’s contract, it was in everyone’s best interests that we address this now.”

Shildt put pen to paper on a three-year agreement in 2019. 

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