The Six Managers Who Need To Step It Up Most in 2009

Andrew NasonContributor IFebruary 24, 2009

The Six Managers Who Need To Step It Up Most in 2009

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    SEATTLE - JULY 21:  Manager Terry Francona and Mike Lowell #25 of the Boston Red Sox have a word during their MLB game against the Seattle Mariners on July 21, 2008 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Jerry Manuel

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 28: Manager Jerry Manuel  of the New York Mets looks on at the start against the Florida Marlins during the last regular season baseball game ever played in Shea Stadium on September 28, 2008 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens

Lou Pinella

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 04:  Manager Lou Piniella of the Chicago Cubs looks on during batting practice before taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Three of the NLDS during the 2008 MLB playoffs on October 4, 2008 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, C

Joe Girardi

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 21:  Manager Joe Girardi of the New York Yankees takes the field during a pregame ceremony prior to the start of the last regular season game at Yankee Stadium between the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees on September 21, 20

Jim Leyland

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 15:  Manager Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers in the dugout prior to a game against the Kansas City Royals on May 15, 2008 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)

Cecil Cooper

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    HOUSTON - APRIL 07:  Manager Cecil Cooper #15 of the Houston Astros makes his way back to the dugout after making a pitching change against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 7, 2008 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Joe Torre

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15:  Manager Joe Torre of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts to the crowd after the Philadelphia Phillies won Game Five of the National League Championship Series 5-1 during the 2008 MLB playoffs on October 15, 2008 at Dodger Stadium

The Last One

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    OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 1:  Warren Sapp #99 of the Oakland Raiders sticks his tounge out during a preseason NFL game against the New Orleans Saints at McAfee Coliseum on September 1, 2005 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)