After a playoff-bound season, the Cardinals are bringing back their entire coaching staff for 2021, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Assistant Willie McGee, who opted out of the 2020 campaign in the middle of August, plans to return.
Led by manager Mike Shildt, who just completed his second full season on the job, the Cardinals overcame COVID-19 issues to finish 30-28 and land in the wild-card round. However, the club bowed out then, 2-1, against the Padres.
Along with Shildt, hitting coach Jeff Albert and pitching coach Mike Maddux are among those who will be back. The Cardinals didn’t perform especially well on the offensive side, as they ranked 19th in wRC+. Meanwhile, their pitchers rated ninth in ERA and 19th in FIP.