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  1. Will Towers be retained in Arizona?

    Doug Mittler

    The status of manager Kirk Gibson was called into question almost immediately after the Arizona Diamondbacks brought in Tony La Russa as chief baseball officer in late May. La Russa has kept his intentions close to the vest, but one report says Gibso...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
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  3. LaRocque on La Russa's wish list?

    Doug Mittler

    Tony La Russa is still getting his feet wet in his new job as chief baseball officer of the Arizona Diamondbacks, but could he turn to a familiar face in St. Louis as part of a front-office reshuffling? Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe says there ...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  4. Arizona's unrealistic expectations

    Buster Olney

    Titles mean far less than practical power, and the simple truth is that Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers lost his power when Arizona hired Tony La Russa. Towers was hired after Jerry Dipoto stepped in on an interim basis after Josh B...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  5. Mets may juggle lineup

    AJ Mass

    According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, manager Terry Collins is considering taking a page from the Tony La Russa managerial handbook this season by batting his pitcher in the No. 8 spot in the lineup as opposed to the typical tactic of using...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  6. Mariners to pass on La Russa?

    Doug Mittler

    The Seattle Mariners apparently will look in-house for a replacement for outgoing team president Chuck Armstrong, tempering speculation that the job could go to Tony La Russa. A report by USA Today's Bob Nightengale on Thursday had La Russa on the...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  7. Strasburg should pitch in All-Star Game

    Jim Bowden

    Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg has been superb in the first half and is sure to be selected to the National League All-Star team by the players or by manager Tony La Russa. However, the Nationals have said they have installed ...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  8. Tony La Russa's new spring objective

    Buster Olney

    LAKELAND, Fla. -- Some first impressions from spring training: 1. Tony La Russa looked incredibly relaxed as he chatted in Tigers manager Jim Leyland's office on Tuesday, leaning back in a chair and trading verbal jabs with his longtime friend....

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  9. Early impressions from spring training camps - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Tony La Russa has a different goal in mind this spring and is not missing managing, at least not yet. La Russa looks relaxed and is intent on learning more about front-office operation and other areas of the game.

    Blog | Conversation | February 22, 2012
  10. La Russa's impressive legacy

    Jim Bowden

    Before every game of the World Series, I'd ask St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa whether this was it, whether he would retire if the Cardinals won the World Series. And every time, so as not to jinx himself, he'd say to me "I'll tell you tomo...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  11. A diversion for Tony La Russa

    Buster Olney

    A veteran infielder joined the Cardinals years ago, after 10 years in the major leagues, and on the day of St. Louis' first exhibition game of the spring, he crossed paths with Tony La Russa in the dugout. "Tony, how you doing today?" the playe...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  12. Chris Carpenter, Game 7 pitching decision loom for Cardinals - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that if the Cardinals win Game 6, Tony La Russa will have a very tough decision to make regarding whether he should start Chris Carpenter on short rest in Game 7.

    Blog | Conversation | October 27, 2011
  13. Rangers' D has them on verge of a title

    Jim Bowden

    Call the St. Louis Cardinals opportunistic. They saw their chance to pounce on a limping Atlanta Braves squad and earned the NL wild-card berth. They saw a Phillies lineup vulnerable to lefties and exploited it to their advantage. Against the Milwauk...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  14. A window into La Russa's thinking

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- The tale of the Cardinals' phone fiasco in Game 5 is now so fraught with seeming inconsistencies and illogical threads of thought that nothing Tony La Russa says, going forward, will ever satisfy 100 percent of the fans and media. T...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  15. A window into Tony La Russa's thinking - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that as Tony La Russa answered questions Tuesday about Game 5's bullpen phone fiasco, we also got a window into how he views several aspects of the game.

    Blog | Conversation | October 26, 2011
  16. Tony La Russa and Ron Washington should not be fooled by batter-p...

    Colin Wyers

    Colin Wyers of Baseball Prospectus explains why batter-pitcher data is not all that helpful when filling out a lineup card. Managers are better off simply choosing the player with a better overall track record.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2011
  17. C.J. Wilson's shot at redemption

    Jim Bowden

    Texas Rangers Game 5 starter C.J. Wilson has cemented his place in baseball history. After losing Game 1 of the World Series, Wilson became the first pitcher to lose the All-Star Game as well as a game in each division series, league championship ser...

    Blog | October 24, 2011