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Charlie Manuel
Who should replace La Russa in St Louis?

Go ask Albert Dave van Dyck Chicago Tribune Best choice? Whoever Albert wants. And that's being only half-facetious because if the Cardinals have any hope of keeping three-time MVP Albert Pujols, the new manager will have to be someone he likes/respects. The natural choice would be ex-Red Sox manager Terry Francona, especially given the last 31 years of Cardinals big-name managers (Whitey Herzog, Joe Torre, Tony La Russa). But staff holdover Jose Oquendo also makes sense because he knows the system. If the Cardinals want a clean slate from the La Russa years as they rebuild with youth, they should pick Ryne Sandberg — and even future Hall of Famer Pujols can't...