The Cardinals’ current bench coach Oliver Marmol was named the team’s next manager during a Monday morning press conference
Street. Louis – The St. Louis Cardinals found their man to be the team’s next manager. And they didn’t have to look far.
The Cardinals’ current bench coach Oliver Marmol was named the team’s next manager during a Monday morning news conference.
5 On Your Side Sports Director Frank Cusumano confirmed News from the many Sunday Cardinals. “I love her… He is so likable and I think he will do a great job,” he received in a text message from one of the players who had previously used FaceTimed with Marmol.
The Katie Wu from Athletic And Ken Rosenthal had the first report.
The Cardinals chose Marmol for the position after manager Mike Scheldt was abruptly fired after three full seasons at the helm due to “philosophical differences”.
At 35, Marmol will be the youngest manager in baseball, and the youngest in franchise history since Marty Marion who captained the team in 1951 at age 34.
“I am delighted to announce that Ole Marmol will be the 51st Cardinals’ manager,” CEO Bill DeWitt Jr. said during the press conference. “….has excellent working relationships with player coaches and staff at all levels of the organization. We believe Ole possesses strong management skills that will allow the Cardinals’ success to continue into the future.”
Cardinals’ President John Mozilac called the announcement “an exciting day for the St. Louis Cardinals.”
Perhaps the simplest question is why Ole Marmol? Let me try to answer that, Mozeliak said. “Ole understands what we have been trying to do, what we need to do, and what we want to do in the future. Ole has a long history of being part of the St. Louis Cardinals…. He has learned from many talented people in baseball, and has excellent relationships Throughout our entire organization. He is interested in both traditional baseball values as well as the modern tools that are available today.”
Then Marmol spoke and thanked his family and those who made him what he is today.
Certainly not for an organization like this,” Marmol said. “It’s something that has to be managed, it is another thing that has to be managed in one of the most historic organizations, not just in the entire baseball game, but in all sports. I’m really looking forward to the accountability that comes with that, and the responsibility to lead this team and the players to another tournament.”
Here is some background information about the new leader in the Cardinals’ lair:
Marmol was drafted by the Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2007 MLB Draft.
He turned to coaching early in his career and was already running the Cardinals rookie company at Johnson City in his 25-26 season.
From there, he progressed through the Cardinals Training System to State College and eventually Palm Beach.
Marmol moved to the major leagues in 2017, serving as head coach on Mike Matheny’s staff. He moved to the bench once Mike Shieldt got the gig full time and that’s where he served until he was named manager.