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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.07
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091118/ap_on_sp_ba_ne/bbo_managers_of_the_year

I really don't see the Mike Scoscia love, they are basically the Yankees west, but get a ton of praise when they win a very weak division.

Jim Tracy on the other hand, took an underachieving team over mid season and made the playoffs.
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I think Scioscia got credit for keeping the team together in the wake of Nick Adenhart's death.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.48
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    I think Scioscia got credit for keeping the team together in the wake of Nick Adenhart's death.


Agreed and I am not sure who else in the AL really did a bang up job.



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Between Adenhart, early injuries, and the fact that the team didn't really look like much until about mid-season, I'd say Scioscia deserves it.

I think the Yankees comparison falls apart entirely when you actually compare the two teams. The sum of the top two salaries of the Angels' - Hunter and Guerrero - equals the salary of Alex Rodriguez. And the Yankees have five additional players in the top 25.

The Giants and the Dodgers have players (Zito and some guy named Ramirez) who are paid better than Hunter.




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The Angels didn't even have a real pitching staff until the All-Star break. Hell, Matt Palmer was the #2 guy for a couple of weeks. The fact that the Angels managed to pull out a division championship in the face of all that AND a surging Rangers team is more than enough reason to give MotY to Scioscia. The only other reasonable name to give it to would have been Ron Gardenhire.




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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.85
    Originally posted by It's False
    The only other reasonable name to give it to would have been Ron Gardenhire.
I couldn't agree more!



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.90
    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by It's False
      The only other reasonable name to give it to would have been Ron Gardenhire.
    I couldn't agree more!


Seconded. When you look at their starting staff, who outside of Scott Baker would scare the opposing team? He overcame a large deficit with that group and especially without the help of arguably his best hitter in Mourneau for at least the last month of the season. He deserves a lot more credit for keeping that team competitive than he gets.








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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.97
    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
    Seconded. When you look at their starting staff, who outside of Scott Baker would scare the opposing team? He overcame a large deficit with that group and especially without the help of arguably his best hitter in Mourneau for at least the last month of the season. He deserves a lot more credit for keeping that team competitive than he gets.

I say that's all more evidence for Mauer to get MVP, inarguably their best hitter, and game-manager for their unimposing staff.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.90
    Originally posted by Joseph Ryder

    I say that's all more evidence for Mauer to get MVP, inarguably their best hitter, and game-manager for their unimposing staff.


I won't argue with that at all. Mauer absolutely deserves the MVP. It's just that I think Mourneau has a case since he's a bigger and usually more consisent run producer then Mauer. In a somewhat weak lineup, that might make him more valuable.






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