On the day the Chicago Cubs begin their quest for their first World Series championship in 100 years, the rival St. Louis Cardinals ... have fired their general manager.
Cardinals chairman Bill Dewitt informed Walt Jocketty, architect of the Cardinals for the last 11 years, that he was being let go a year before his contract was out; the Cardinals are expected to hold a press conference in about 20 minutes. No replacement has yet been named. Jocketty has been an odds with the Cardinals brass for two years now, since his scouting staff was replaced.
It is not known whether or not Tony LaRussa will follow Jocketty out the door ... but they've worked together for 11 years now. You can probably guess where this is going. Is Tony LaRussa gonna be managing your team next year?
Jocketty Out As Cardinals' General Manager [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]