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Sunday, December 11th, 2016

BEST MLB MANAGERS

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Fox Sports has a feature on the 10 best managers in baseball. I found the list and their ordering of it interesting. Here it is:

  1. Tony La Russa
  2. Bobby Cox
  3. Joe Torre
  4. Mike Scioscia
  5. Ron Gardenhire
  6. Lou Piniella
  7. Jim Leyland
  8. Cito Gaston
  9. Ozzie Guillen
  10. Terry Francona

I was surprised by 2 omissions: Charlie Manuel and Joe Maddon. I would move Scioscia up to 1 or 2. I think Francona needs to be moved up too. I would also flip-flop Guillen and Piniella. And where’s Dusty? Just kidding.

What say you?

[tags]Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Lou Piniella, Ozzie Guillen, Boston Red Sox[/tags]

  • http://usetheoxgoad.blogspot.com Travis

    What?! You don’t think the Lizard will lead my Cincinnati Reds back to respectability? I’m not sure I do either, but I sure hope so. I’m certain of this, he is better than anyone they’ve had since Trader Jack.

    BTW, I agree that Manuel and Maddon should be included, and I think they should replace Leyland and Gaston. I guess LaRussa belongs on this list, but he certainly isn’t #1. Scioscia , Cox, or Torre are more deserving of that spot.

  • dhaab

    Yeah, the only active manager in baseball to win a World Series in each league should certainly be moved down on the list. You Cardinals haters are hilarious.

    I think the top 5 are basically no-brainers. They could each be ranked #1. As for Piniella, what has he ever won? I think he’s a very good manager, but he doesn’t deserve to be on that list.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    From the article: Piniella managed the Mariners to multiple playoff appearances and, of course, 116 wins in 2001. He won a World Series in Cincinnati, and now he’ll be going for three straight division titles with the Cubs.

    And which is it? The top 5 could be ranked #1 or it’s hating to move LaRussa down?

  • kig

    LOU should be #1

  • kig

    LaRussa sucks Not better than Lou Piniella

  • gerber

    I was one comment and it was enough to have me register:

    “Yeah, the only active manager in baseball to win a World Series in each league should certainly be moved down on the list. You Cardinals haters are hilarious.”

    Do you need to be reminded he also the only “active” manager to be swept in a World Series in both leagues?

  • austin

    jim leyland should be like number 20

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