|Monday, 31 October 2011 17:27|
It’s been four days since Breeders Cup betting enthusiasts were able to watch arguably the best World Series in the last decade, between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers. In only three days, bookie software agents, will be able to watch some of the MLB’s top free agent stars sign on with new teams, or receive contract extensions with their old teams. Until that time, we’ll be updating you, on the latest MLB news.
After winning his second World Series title in the last five years, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has elected to call it a career. The four-time manager of the year, and three times World Series Champion, has been one of the most influential managers in the history of the game since entering the big leagues almost 30 years ago. La Russa, appears to be leaving at the right time, as Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols is expected to leave this offseason.
On the contrary however, the sudden retirement of La Russa will leave fans and media alike scratching their heads. Since arriving in St. Louis nearly 15 years ago, La Russa has been known as a personality almost as big as the Cardinals franchise. His feud with former center fielder Colby Rasmus for instance, was well documented through the media. In fact, La Russa went as far to say that without that trade the Cardinals might not have won the World Series. Nevertheless, after the trade, one would imagine La Russa would stay on with the Cardinals, which is no longer the case.
The other big news around the MLB today, was a trade between the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians. The Indians continue to unload top-pitching prospects in return for bona fide starters. This time, the Indians gave up a high A pitcher in return for former Boston Red Sox great Derek Lowe and cash relief. The cash relief may in turn allow the Indians to sign a guy such as Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols this offseason.
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