The W
Views: 108531898
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
26.11.15 0302
The W - Baseball - AL Manager of the Year
This thread has 2 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Pages: 1(1467 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Post (6 total)

Since: 11.7.02
From: New Jersey

Since last post: 2808 days
Last activity: 2808 days
#1 Posted on
After watching last night's Sciosia blew the game for the Angels, I can't figure out why everyone is saying he is the AL manager of the year.

The Angels had 2 outs in the bottom of the 8th and had Troy Percival (40 saves, 1.92 ERA!) - ready to enter the game. Percival is an all-time great closer and they didn't use him. Remember when the Padres had Trever Hoffman against the Yankees in the World Series, and never got to use him. Why would you not use your best pitcher? Instead they went with their no-name bullpen and got bombed. At least Joe Torre is smart enough to bring in Rivera.
Promote this thread!

Since: 11.7.02
From: MD

Since last post: 1668 days
Last activity: 122 days
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
Percival does have a history of injury, so you may not want to risk him pitching over an inning, especially in the first game of a series, though I probably would have brought him in.

As fars a Manager of the Year, it has to be either Scioscia or Gardenhire. They did so much more with less than anybody else.

Since: 23.1.02
From: Phoenix, AZ

Since last post: 597 days
Last activity: 398 days
#3 Posted on
I'd probably give it to Ron Gardenhire, but we'll see.


Go Twins! Go D-Backs!

"You gotta hate somebody before this is over. Them, me, it doesn't matter."

"Hate, who do I hate? You tell me."

"Who do you love?"

-Wintermute to Case in William Gibson's Neuromancer

Since: 24.1.02
From: HI in the middle, round on both ends!

Since last post: 4737 days
Last activity: 4013 days
#4 Posted on
Well, in Scioscia's defense, the Angels pen top-to-bottom had been good all year and Donelly was a stud down the stretch for them and yeah, Percival has some arm issues.

As far as AL MOY - Scioscia or Gardenhire are nifty choices. You can't go wrong with either, in my book.

And Hoffman WAS used in the 98 Series. Brosius took him deep in Game 3.

My name is Sue!
How do you do??
Now you gonna die!!
James F'n X

Since: 2.1.02
From: Seattle, WA

Since last post: 3485 days
Last activity: 3451 days
#5 Posted on
Ron Gardenhire should be a slam dunk for AL Manager of the Year. I don't see how Mike Scioscia can even compare.


But I'm not biased. :D

"Your solitude is welcome, welcome...
Your attitude is welcome, welcome!"
As young as
he feels

Since: 11.12.01
From: China, Maine

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 1 day
#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.21

    Originally posted by edturtle
    Well, in Scioscia's defense, the Angels pen top-to-bottom had been good all year and Donelly was a stud down the stretch for them and yeah, Percival has some arm issues.

Giambi 0-5 with 5 strikeouts lifetime against Troy Percival.

You can't save your best pitcher for a time that may never arrive. You must use him when the game is on the line.

He's Rolie Polie Olie - and in his world of curves and curls, he's the swellest kid around.
Pages: 1Thread ahead: Let The Chopping Begin...
Next thread: MANRAM!
Previous thread: Playoff Predictions
(1467 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Judging by your title thread, does this mean he'll have to start wearing baggy pants? True fact: MC Hammer was once, officially, the president of the Oakland Athletics.
- Big Bad, Millwood = Hammertime (2003)
Related threads: That time of year again!!! - Is that Gene Mauch Warming Up? - What's with the Monkey - More...
The W - Baseball - AL Manager of the YearRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board

©2001-2015 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.2 seconds.