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skorpio17 Morcilla Since: 11.7.02 From: New Jersey Since last post: 2409 days Last activity: 2409 days # 1 Posted on 2.10.02 0959.02 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!
Grimis Scrapple Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 1269 days Last activity: 1066 days # 2 Posted on 2.10.02 1019.12 | 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.
Jaguar Knackwurst Since: 23.1.02 From: Phoenix, AZ Since last post: 199 days Last activity: 5 hours # 3 Posted on 2.10.02 1024.24 I'd probably give it to Ron Gardenhire, but we'll see. -Jag 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
edturtle Linguica Since: 24.1.02 From: HI in the middle, round on both ends! Since last post: 4339 days Last activity: 3614 days # 4 Posted on 2.10.02 1254.07 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 Bockwurst Since: 2.1.02 From: Seattle, WA Since last post: 3086 days Last activity: 3053 days
AIM: # 5 Posted on 2.10.02 1905.25 Ron Gardenhire should be a slam dunk for AL Manager of the Year. I don't see how Mike Scioscia can even compare. (GO M'S! 2003! FUCK THE ANGELS!) But I'm not biased. :D "Your solitude is welcome, welcome... Your attitude is welcome, welcome!"
pieman As young as he feels Since: 11.12.01 From: China, Maine Since last post: 10 hours Last activity: 2 hours # 6 Posted on 2.10.02 2056.31 | 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.
I'm not surprised it was lopsided. Given that their numbers were so close, the fact that Votto's team made the playoffs was decisive, especially given that Pujols' team was probably more talented. Also, Pujols has won before.
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