Going deep: Peoria manager Dann Bilardello

The skipper of the St. Louis Cardinals' Class-A Midwest League affiliate discusses his 2013 club.

After a 38-29 first half that saw his Peoria Chiefs fall just short of a playoff berth, manager Dann Bilardello has his first Midwest League club back in the second-half hunt with a 21-21 record through Sunday.

In the following in-depth interview, the ex-major league catcher and former Cardinals New York-Penn League manager discusses his club and players.


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Other Peoria interviews ahead include pitching coach Jason Simontacchi, outfielder Charlie Tilson, third baseman Patrick Wisdom and pitcher Mike Mayers.

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