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    Gardenhire should be manager of the year

    I'm a bit biased given I'm a Twins fan, but can someone name me a more deserving manager of this award? The guy year in and year out wins with very little bankroll. This year especially with losing Morneau, Neshek, Slowy, and Perkins.


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    Re: Gardenhire should be manager of the year

    Jim Tracy! The Rockies were left for dead on June 4th (12 games under .500). Since that time only the Yankees have played better.



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    Re: Gardenhire should be manager of the year

    He is certainly deserving of the AL award for sure. If they didn't do separate awards however Jim Tracy would win.



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    Re: Gardenhire should be manager of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by drlove View Post
    Jim Tracy! The Rockies were left for dead on June 4th (12 games under .500). Since that time only the Yankees have played better.
    It's not a choice between Tracy and Gardy - the NL and AL each have their own MoYs.

    And I might sound biased as well, but I agree with Gardy being AL MoY as well, and there could be a case for him getting it just about every year. There is not another manager in baseball that gets more out of his payroll on a yearly basis than Gardy does with the Twins. Imagine what he could do with Yankees or Red Sox payroll (or, at the very least, a Cubs, Angels, Dodgers, or Mets sized payroll). Hopefully the Twins payroll is able to go up upon entering Target Field next year.

    (BTW, yes, I do think Tracy should be NL MoY).


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    Re: Gardenhire should be manager of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    It's not a choice between Tracy and Gardy - the NL and AL each have their own MoYs.

    And I might sound biased as well, but I agree with Gardy being AL MoY as well, and there could be a case for him getting it just about every year. There is not another manager in baseball that gets more out of his payroll on a yearly basis than Gardy does with the Twins. Imagine what he could do with Yankees or Red Sox payroll (or, at the very least, a Cubs, Angels, Dodgers, or Mets sized payroll). Hopefully the Twins payroll is able to go up upon entering Target Field next year.

    (BTW, yes, I do think Tracy should be NL MoY).
    What about the marlins they also do very well with little. Not to mention Tampa Bay. I always root for any low payroll team in the playoffs.



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    Re: Gardenhire should be manager of the year

    I agree that Gardy should be AL manager of the year.

    But, Mike Scioscia is very deserving as well. They lost one of their starters to a horrible accident, plus Vlad and Torii have missed significant time. And they won the West going away.



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    Re: Gardenhire should be manager of the year

    He should be in the running every year for the job he does with the players he is handed. He should win it this year for the AL, although, call me crazy, but Girardi should be in the mix too for finally getting those egos to all mesh for 103 wins.



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    Re: Gardenhire should be manager of the year

    I agree about Gardy, but I think it's more about the Twins entire system than just one man when it comes to getting what they do out of their payroll and players.


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    Re: Gardenhire should be manager of the year

    Their GM and scouting is amazing also. They continually restock their team with guys they've made through their farm system. Every year, same story.



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    Re: Gardenhire should be manager of the year

    If they manage to pull it off on Tuesday then I agree, but coming in second place in one of the weakest divisions in baseball isn't anything to write home about.



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    Re: Gardenhire should be manager of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    If they manage to pull it off on Tuesday then I agree, but coming in second place in one of the weakest divisions in baseball isn't anything to write home about.



    Well when you have little money to begin with and you lose your top starting pitcher, your best power hitter, your best reliever, your starting 3rd basement, and you still have a chance to win........it goes beyond what division you are in.


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    Re: Gardenhire should be manager of the year

    I gotta go with LaRosa in St. Louis. They made some brilliant trades and he got them all playing together.



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    Re: Gardenhire should be manager of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    What about the marlins they also do very well with little. Not to mention Tampa Bay. I always root for any low payroll team in the playoffs.
    While both the Marlins and Rays have also done well with a small payroll, the Rays really didn't put it together until last year, and the Marlins have been up and down - although they have recovered from two catastrophic fire sales very nicely. But they haven't done what the Twins have done - with the exception of 2007, they've been a playoff-caliber team every year since 2001. To be good enough to make the playoffs almost every year for an entire decade without the payroll that the Yankees and Red Sox have to accomplish such a feat is just amazing.


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    Re: Gardenhire should be manager of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    Well when you have little money to begin with and you lose your top starting pitcher, your best power hitter, your best reliever, your starting 3rd basement, and you still have a chance to win........it goes beyond what division you are in.
    The really amazing thing is the Twins didn't start playing their best baseball until they lost all those guys...


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    Re: Gardenhire should be manager of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    The really amazing thing is the Twins didn't start playing their best baseball until they lost all those guys...
    Cuddyer has stepped up huge since JM went down. I think that's the biggest thing I've noticed.


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