Walt Jocketty

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Astros Offense Stays Hot in 9-3 Frolic Over Reds

Kaz Matsui ignites 7-run rally; Jocketty surveys carnage

(Newser) - Kazuo Matsui sparked Houston's seven-run rally with a two-run single, and the Astros coasted to their fourth straight victory Wednesday night, 9-3 over the unsettled Cincinnati Reds. Houston has won four in a row for the first time since last May, getting 36 runs out of a lineup producing top-to-bottom. More »

New GM in the Cards: Mozeliak

St. Louis promotes from within after ousting Jocketty; outsiders wanted more control

(Newser) - After having forced out Walt Jocketty, St. Louis hired his protege, John Mozeliak, as their new general manager, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The move surprised some in the industry who expected 33-year-old Mark Antonetti, assistant general manager with Cleveland, to take the job. Antonetti apparently differed with the Cardinals... More »

La Russa Re-Signs with Cardinals

Winningest manager in team history gets two-season deal

(Newser) - Tony La Russa, Cardinals manager for the past twelve years, will stick around for two more, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A disappointing 78-84 season to cap his previous three-year deal, plus instability at general manager, had the four-time Manager of the Year initially uncertain as to whether he'd return. More »

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