Marmol worked as a St. Louis bench coach under Mike Shield last season
The St. Louis Cardinals are expected to announce Oliver Marmol as the team’s next manager at a press conference Monday at 10 a.m. local time. Jim Bowden of CBS Sports Headquarters has confirmed the story of Athletic’s Katie Wu and Ken Rosenthal.
Marmol, 35, served as the Cardinals’ bench coach last season. He is a former Cardinals draft and minor ligure who also served as a hitting coach in the minor. Marmol also has managerial experience at the minor league level, as he guided Johnson City and Palm Beach in the Cardinals system.
Marmol will immediately become the youngest manager in the Major. The Padres and Mets have not yet filled their vacancies.
The biggest surprise this season is the Cardinals having managerial vacancies. Earlier this month, the team announced that they have parted ways with Mike Shields, who was new to the 92-win season and post-season berth. Also, Shield’s .559 win percentage in three seasons after Johnny Keane’s .560 in the early 1960s is the highest for Cardinals managers.
Looking at the long history of marmol in the institution-by the standards of at least 35-year-olds कमी there is no doubt that at least one is deeply acquainted. The expulsion of the shield, in the words of John Mozeliak, president of baseball operations, is a “substantial difference” in the front office, so Team Brass certainly doesn’t expect such a clash with Marmol. Marmol’s reported recruitment also suggests that he is comfortable adopting an analytical approach to his managerial duties, as well as being on board with data-based methods of beating coach Jeff Albert.
In 2022, expectations will be higher for both Marmol and the front office. The Cardinals return the core of Paul Goldschmidt, Nolan Arenado, Jack Flaherty and breakout slugger Tyler O’Neill. Also, what figures are Adam Wainwright and Yadiar Molina back in for the final season.
Marmol will be the 37th manager of the franchise since 1900.