On Monday afternoon the Cardinals search for a new manager came to an end. Mike Matheny was announced as the next manager of the St.Louis Cardinals. Mike of course is a former player and is well remembred  in St.Louis for his days as a Cardinal player. Now we get to see how he does as a manager. In my opinion this is a risk, but a good risk. The risk of course is the fact that Matheny has never been a manager before. But when he was a player, Mike was well known for being a great team leader. Now we get to see if he can take that leadership and use it in the mangerial job. Another good thing that comes with his hire is the fact that he already knows and has worked with many of the Cardinal players so he won't be working next year with people he doesn't know that well. All in all this could either end up being a great move or a horrible move. Only time will tell. 

-Matt Hamilton