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Postby vapormike » Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:38 pm

If Tribe take the wild card I think Eric Wedge deserves some serious consideration for Manager of the Year. I know Guillen is the likely choice, but they've fallen off pretty steadily since the All Star Break, while the Indians have stayed strong. I also think Torre deserves some consideration since (and I know it's despite a 200+ million payroll) he's had to work with a shoestring rotation all year. He's done very well and made some great moves to keep them in the running this late in the year, after many were predicting they'd be out of it way back in June and July.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:46 pm

I think most voters already have their mind made up for Guillen. Only Wedge has an outside shot of beating him.
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Re: AL Manager of the Year?

Postby WharfRat » Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:47 pm

vapormike wrote:If Tribe take the wild card I think Eric Wedge deserves some serious consideration for Manager of the Year. I know Guillen is the likely choice, but they've fallen off pretty steadily since the All Star Break, while the Indians have stayed strong. I also think Torre deserves some consideration since (and I know it's despite a 200+ million payroll) he's had to work with a shoestring rotation all year. He's done very well and made some great moves to keep them in the running this late in the year, after many were predicting they'd be out of it way back in June and July.


Wedge definitely should be up there. I might still vote for Guillen despite Chicago's dropoff, because his style of ball really took the league by storm for a while, and put them far out ahead enough that I doubt they're worrying that much.
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Re: AL Manager of the Year?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:49 pm

WharfRat wrote:Wedge definitely should be up there. I might still vote for Guillen despite Chicago's dropoff, because his style of ball really took the league by storm for a while, and put them far out ahead enough that I doubt they're worrying that much.

I know this has probably been beaten to death but Guillen's style of play wasn't the difference this year. It was the improvement in the SP.
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Postby WharfRat » Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:03 pm

Well, either way he's got them winning. ;-D Maybe they should give it to Don Cooper instead.
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Postby Big Pimpin » Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:08 pm

Lou Piniella! He's got the Rays playing .414 ball, baby! They're only 24.5 games out with three weeks to go. That's almost striking distance in a tough AL East. ;-D

I think Guillen probably already has it won, but I'd vote for Wedge if I had a vote. He really righted that ship when things weren't looking great in the early season. I think they're a very dangerous team if they can (and I think they will) get into the playoffs. I wouldn't want to play them, that's for sure.
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Re: AL Manager of the Year?

Postby blankman » Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:12 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
WharfRat wrote:Wedge definitely should be up there. I might still vote for Guillen despite Chicago's dropoff, because his style of ball really took the league by storm for a while, and put them far out ahead enough that I doubt they're worrying that much.

I know this has probably been beaten to death but Guillen's style of play wasn't the difference this year. It was the improvement in the SP.


Yup. Pretty sad that so many think their offense got better this year and that Pods made them better :-P

I'd vote Cleveland.
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Postby Red Stripe » Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:22 pm

It's between either Guillen or Wedge. I think the winner will depend on which team finishes atop the Central.
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Postby Broncmet724 » Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:00 pm

I disagree with everyone, I kinda like Macha.
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Re: AL Manager of the Year?

Postby SuptownSpartans34 » Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:10 pm

vapormike wrote:If Tribe take the wild card I think Eric Wedge deserves some serious consideration for Manager of the Year. I know Guillen is the likely choice, but they've fallen off pretty steadily since the All Star Break, while the Indians have stayed strong. I also think Torre deserves some consideration since (and I know it's despite a 200+ million payroll) he's had to work with a shoestring rotation all year. He's done very well and made some great moves to keep them in the running this late in the year, after many were predicting they'd be out of it way back in June and July.


Torre doesn't deserve much consideration at all, 81 wins with an unlimited pay-roll? He may not even make the playoffs......You should put Macha behind Guillen and Wedge, not Torre.
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