Monday, October 22, 2007
La Russa Resigned
EDIT: The news is final, La Russa is resigned to a 2-year deal with an option set for 2010.
The St. Louis Depatch reports that Tony La Russa is set to return for his 13th season with the club. "The fact that we're talking pretty much daily and everything is progressing tells you where it's heading and where we'd like it to end up," La Russa said after speaking with DeWitt. "Obviously, that's assuming nothing falls through the cracks(STLtoday)". Frankly, the whole La Russa as the next manager for the Yankees was all speculation, as he never even received a call from Yankee's GM Brian Cashman.
The Cardinals are gonna need a lot of work just to be over .500 next season, as they need pitching help desperately and we all know how bad this year's batch is. Most believe that their payroll will eclipse the $115M rankings though. That could all mean nothing, though, as they have no clue what to expect from Jim Edmonds, Scott Rolen, Mark Mulder, Juan Encarnacion, and Chris Carpenter.