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  1. Podcast: Tony! Punto! GM madness!

    Rob Neyer

    We've got one game down in the World Series, and who knows how many more to go? So it was that Keith Law and I gathered for Thursday's Baseball Today podcast to break down what we saw and project ahead. 1. Score Game 1 for Cardinals manager Tony L...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  2. La Russa not thrilled with 3B options

    Rob Neyer

    Considering they're in a death struggle for a playoff spot, the Cardinals' continuing search for a third baseman is pretty interesting. Joe Strauss: A protracted skid by regular third baseman Felipe Lopez caused manager Tony La Russa to briefly mod...

    Blog | August 16, 2010
  3. Is Cooperstown next for Uncle Lou?

    Rob Neyer

    From Bill Madden, who probably isn't just making this up: Lou Piniella is retiring as manager of the Chicago Cubs effective at the end of the season, the Daily News has learned. The 67-year old Piniella, who led the Cubs to NL Central division titl...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  4. La Russa's marathon (over)managing

    Rob Neyer

    Leave it to Posnanski to come up with the best thing anyone's written about Tony La Russa and his 20 innings of managing: I must admit: I do get a kick out of overmanaging. Sure, mostly it's like a kick to the sternum... but there's something utter...

    Blog | April 21, 2010
  5. Thursday Throneberries

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are so self-confident that they don't really care what you think about them ... * Big news on the trade front, with an unhappy Joba maybe heading to Pittsburgh and Tony La Russa's found his Ideal Pitcher. * Today's biggest news, t...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  6. The case against La Russa

    Rob Neyer

    Well, here's something you don't see every day. From our friends over at Fungoes: After the 2010 season, it'll be time for Tony La Russa to pack his bags. The nominal effect on winning that he might have - The Hardball Times puts the maximum positi...

    Blog | February 23, 2010
  7. Who belongs on managerial Mt. Rushmore?

    Rob Neyer

    Prompted by a quote from Mike Scioscia about Bobby Cox belonging on a "Mt. Rushmore of managers," Big League Stew wonders who would appear on such a monument ... If you go by the list of all-time wins, Cox would be included with 1,930 victories and...

    Blog | February 19, 2010
  8. Big Mac a Cardinal again?

    Rob Neyer

    You have to hand it to Tony La Russa: He couldn't give a gerbil's behind for what you think about steroids. He'll defend Mark McGwire to his last breath, and now it looks like he will even hire him. What does McGwire bring to the table, though? Rick ...

    Blog | October 26, 2009
  9. Bobby Cox's legacy

    Rob Neyer

    Upon the news that Bobby Cox will retire after next season, I was moved to compare him to all the other managers. Conclusion? Cox's place in history is essentially set. He currently ranks fourth in wins, and won't catch Tony La Russa or be ...

    Blog | September 23, 2009
  10. Dave Duncan leaving Cards?

    Rob Neyer

    Nice piece in the Times this weekend about Dave Duncan: Tony La Russa had an unusual experience last week. For the first time in his memory, he managed a game without the reassuring presence of Dave Duncan. Duncan, who has been La Russa's pitching...

    Blog | September 01, 2009
  11. La Russa a genius ... or just cranky?

    Rob Neyer

    As the Cardinals enter the home stretch of what might become a death match against the Cubs, FanGraphs' Erik Manning remembers some players who might have helped this season, if only the Cards' manager hadn't driven them away: Tony La Ru...

    Blog | July 29, 2009
  12. Khalil Greene just needs to play better

    Rob Neyer

    As Joe Strauss writes today, there's a changing of the guard in St. Louis. Shortstop Khalil Greene will be used in more of a utility role rather than starting for at least the near term, manager Tony La Russa confirmed Monday. The hope is that G...

    Blog | May 19, 2009
  13. Rob Neyer: Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were compiled with a help of a machine: • Wezen-ball asks (and answers) a question I've pondered a few times over the years (but never bothered to answer, myself). • Tony La Russa's not really talking, but it looks like t...

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2009
  14. Rob Neyer: Cards nab cheap, effective lefty in Reyes

    Rob Neyer

    Viva El Birdos looks at Tony La Russa's new favorite toy: With such a winding career path, spent in several different usage patterns, it's important to restrict our attention to -- or at least focus it on -- the Dennys Reyes the Cardinals have acqu...

    Blog | Conversation | March 06, 2009