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  1. What's a manager really worth?

    David Schoenfield

    People like to talk about baseball managers, about Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox and Joe Torre. The talk focuses almost entirely on who is a good manager and who is a lousy manager. The average fan has a one-dimensional image of a manager. He's good or...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. Why didn't the Braves win more titles?

    David Schoenfield

    This weekend's Hall of Fame induction ceremony features the best class we've had in a long time, with three first-ballot Hall of Famers in Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas and three legendary managers in Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torr...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  3. Veterans ballot missing one top candidate

    David Schoenfield

    The Veterans Committee portion of the Hall of Fame induction process doesn't generate the same uproar as the Baseball Writers vote does. But the people it elects are still full-fledged members of Cooperstown, with their little plaques right there nex...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  4. La Russa one of top five managers all time

    David Schoenfield

    Back in May, I wrote a list of the top 10 managers of all time. At that time, I ranked Tony La Russa sixth, behind Casey Stengel, John McGraw, Bobby Cox, Joe McCarthy and Earl Weaver. There's no "right" way to configure a list like this -- Stengel...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  5. A final look back at Game 5 wackiness

    David Schoenfield

    ST. LOUIS -- Busch Stadium was quiet Tuesday, as both teams held optional workouts -- which means no workouts. No players showed up except required attendees Game 6 starters Jaime Garcia and Colby Lewis to conduct their pre-start media conferences. T...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  6. Where Chipper ranks among all-time 3B

    David Schoenfield

    If you're an Atlanta Braves fan, maybe you remember the rookie Bobby Cox entrusted to hit third in the lineup in the 1995 World Series. Or maybe you remember September of 1999, when Chipper Jones hit 10 home runs, including two solo shots in a 2-1 vi...

    Blog | August 28, 2011
  7. Ten greatest managers of all time

    David Schoenfield

    In honor of Phil Jackson's retirement -- or, at least, his impending one-year hiatus and return in 2012 when the Lakers sign Dwight Howard and Chris Paul -- I present my list of the 10 greatest managers of all time. 10. Davey Johnson Record: 1,14...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  8. Move Jason Heyward out of sixth spot

    David Schoenfield

    Jason Heyward was not your usual 20-year-old. Bobby Cox, who knows a thing or two about managing winning ballclubs, hit Heyward seventh on Opening Day last season. Made sense. Don't put too much pressure on the kid. That lasted four games before C...

    Blog | April 13, 2011