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Tony La Russa for NL Manager of the Year

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Postby wrveres » Mon Jul 26, 2004 3:14 am

hey Chicago ... here is your 10 games .... :-D

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Central     W  GB Road
St. Louis   62 -- 31-16
Chi Cubs    52 10 23-26
Cincinnati  50 12.5 22-31
Houston     49 13 24-24
Milwaukee   48 13.5 23-29
Pittsburgh  47 14 22-26
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Mon Jul 26, 2004 9:49 am

We are all aware of that. Friggin Padres fan losers.... ;-) (You punks owe us a WS)
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Postby Tavish » Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:47 am

I think the most amazing part of this whole thing, is this list of Regularly Starting, NL Central 10 game leadin', 2004 STL Cardinal outfielders ....

Ray Lankford .. 174 AB
Marlon Anderson .. 149 AB
John Mabry .. 100 AB
So Taguchi .. 90 AB ..

Can somebody get Tony a fricking outfielder all ready

Well he does have a couple of other outfielders in Edmonds and Sanders. Anderson is really more of a 2B, he only has about half of those 150 AB playing the OF. I completely agree that LaRussa deserves the NL MOY simply for how he has handled a pitching staff that look well below average before the season started. To the victor should go the spoils.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:55 am

Forget about the OF, look at his pitching.

Recycled: Chris Carpenter
Retread: Jason Marquis

Whoever picked up these cast-offs is the genius, and I am thinking that its Walt Jocketty.

MOY is between THe Genius and COx
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Postby Registered_Guest » Mon Jul 26, 2004 11:19 am

As much as it pains me to say as a Cub fan, LaRussa gets the award.

What pitching coach Dave Duncan's done with Carpenter/Marquis is remarkable. He's done something with Marquis that Atlanta pitching guru Leo Mazzone (whom you hear a helluva lot more about) couldn't in making him a very productive MLB pitcher. Many people within the Cards organization believe Marquis has the best stuff of all the pitchers....and they might not be wrong.

Atlanta's been a nice story, but the Cardinals are destroying the team that was thought to be the NL powerhouse coming into the year in the Cubbies and the Astros.

I do think the Cards could be the Mariners' of a couple years ago...great regular season but 1st round and out w/o a dominant starter. I don't know who they'd play 1st round, but I look at it like if they play the Giants that the Giants only have to win one game out of 3 with Schmidt bound to go twice in Games 1 and 4 or 5.
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Postby slomo007 » Mon Jul 26, 2004 11:21 am

Right now, yes, LaRussa deserves it.

However, Rolen, Carpenter, and maybe Marquis will likely return to reality fairly soon. I think they might squeek out a win of their division, but there's no way they finish 10 games ahead of 2nd.
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