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  • Buck Showalter, BAL

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  • Robin Ventura, CWS

    4 50.00%
  • Bob Melvin, OAK

    2 25.00%
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Thread: 2012 Mid-season A.L. Manager of the Year

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    2012 Mid-season A.L. Manager of the Year

    Let me tell you who's not going to be on the list as you wait a few seconds for me to post the poll.

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    Bobby Valentine. I just don't think Kevin Youkilis is going to give him a vote.
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    Re: 2012 Mid-season A.L. Manager of the Year

    I went with Ventura, the team is playing loose and having fun, things that haven't existed for a few years.
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    Re: 2012 Mid-season A.L. Manager of the Year

    I went with buck... Ventura was my next, but CWS play in a very winnable division. The Os are always supposed to be last in that division.

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    Re: 2012 Mid-season A.L. Manager of the Year

    Sorry, Joe Maddon is still my guy....but not even an option.

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    Re: 2012 Mid-season A.L. Manager of the Year

    Bob Melvin. Just about everyone predicted the A's would be in last place. Right now they're tied for the 2nd Wild Card spot.

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    Re: 2012 Mid-season A.L. Manager of the Year

    Bob Melvin is doing more with less talent than anyone else in the AL. Will the A's hang in there? Hard to say, but he has them playing well.
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    Re: 2012 Mid-season A.L. Manager of the Year

    I keep forgetting about that second wildcard.
    LeagueTeamyearsRecordWild CardDivisionPennantsTitles
    MSLSan Diego Padres2034-20592,217-1,9951631
    TBLArizona Diamondbacks2005-20181,216-1,0531963
    TSSLSan Diego Padres2015-2021, 2024-20281,017-9280732
    TSSLTexas Rangers2029-2033396-4140000

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    Re: 2012 Mid-season A.L. Manager of the Year

    Less talent? I don't know about that assessment. They lead the AL in ERA and that's no accident. They'll be getting McCarthy, Anderson, and Braden back in the next month, too. Yes, they need some help on offense, but they have some talent there in Cespedes, Reddick, and Carter. Smith and Gomes have been a super platoon (20 homers, 60 RBIs, 63 walks, and 62 runs in 401 ABs with a combined OPS over .800). Weeks is talented, but having a down year. Norris is a very talented catcher who is just getting his feet wet in the majors.

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    Re: 2012 Mid-season A.L. Manager of the Year

    Fine, then don't give Melvin the manager of the year honors since his team isn't exactly devoid of talent. You can't have it both ways.

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    Re: 2012 Mid-season A.L. Manager of the Year

    I didn't realize manager of the year had to be given to the manager that did OK with a bunch of scrubs. My point is they have some talent, but no one expected them to even be above .500. He has them playing well. You have to talent to begin with. They're just ahead of schedule thanks to his help.

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    Re: 2012 Mid-season A.L. Manager of the Year

    You cannot in good faith play the underdog card in the manager's favor and then take the same rationale as an insult to your team's talent.

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    Re: 2012 Mid-season A.L. Manager of the Year

    He's gotten more out of them than anyone expected. That is regardless of talent level. To imply they have no talent is false.

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