They have a few bad contracts the main one being Fowler. As an Orioles fan I can tell you a few bad contracts can cripple a teams front office. Molinas deal still looks good now, but how will the last 2 years look? I think the Cardinals clubhouse is divided, add to that the fact that this team has underachieved and well, the end result is right in front of all of us. Tossing Matheny overboard may buy the front office some time, but sooner or later real changes will have to be made. IMO the front office is much more to blame than Matheny, but Matheny was the convenient scapegoat.