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Postby CAA Flagship » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:39 pm

Tony La Russa hired by Red Sox

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Postby Gil Dobie » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:48 pm

CAA Flagship wrote:Tony La Russa hired by Red Sox


WTF
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Postby bandl » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:52 pm

Gil Dobie wrote:
CAA Flagship wrote:Tony La Russa hired by Red Sox


WTF

Yeah, I thought he was dead too

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Postby Gil Dobie » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:00 pm

bandl wrote:
Gil Dobie wrote:
WTF

Yeah, I thought he was dead too


I guess he can collect a pretty paycheck in the Roid Sox front office.
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Postby GannonFan » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:47 pm

Gil Dobie wrote:
bandl wrote:Yeah, I thought he was dead too


I guess he can collect a pretty paycheck in the Roid Sox front office.


Most over-rated manager in the history of baseball. Not that he's a bad manager, per se, but that his hype (especially the hype he generates himself) is so overblown.
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Postby Jjoey52 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:37 pm

GannonFan wrote:
Gil Dobie wrote:
I guess he can collect a pretty paycheck in the Roid Sox front office.


Most over-rated manager in the history of baseball. Not that he's a bad manager, per se, but that his hype (especially the hype he generates himself) is so overblown.



This, and he has the ego to match.


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Postby CAA Flagship » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:40 pm

Dave Martinez to manage the Nationals. :blink:
Oh, and Phillies hired Gabe Kaplan to manage. His only experience managing was Class A in 2007. :shock:

Still waiting on the Yankees. Based on what the Red Sox, Phillies, and Nationals did, the candidate pool appears to be shallow. :?

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Postby Jjoey52 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:53 pm

Kaplan was great on Welcome back Kotter


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Postby GannonFan » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:12 pm

CAA Flagship wrote:Dave Martinez to manage the Nationals. :blink:
Oh, and Phillies hired Gabe Kaplan to manage. His only experience managing was Class A in 2007. :shock:

Still waiting on the Yankees. Based on what the Red Sox, Phillies, and Nationals did, the candidate pool appears to be shallow. :?


Nah, he got hired on the strength of his blogging. Trust me, coconut oil. Look it up.
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Postby Jjoey52 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:26 pm

Another tidbit, while the game was going on, someone burglarized Puig’s House. Not a good day for him.


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Postby AZGrizFan » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:31 pm

GannonFan wrote:
Gil Dobie wrote:
I guess he can collect a pretty paycheck in the Roid Sox front office.


Most over-rated manager in the history of baseball. Not that he's a bad manager, per se, but that his hype (especially the hype he generates himself) is so overblown.


D-Backs credit him with the makeover that got them the 30+ game improvement this year.
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Postby GannonFan » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:17 pm

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GannonFan wrote:
Most over-rated manager in the history of baseball. Not that he's a bad manager, per se, but that his hype (especially the hype he generates himself) is so overblown.


D-Backs credit him with the makeover that got them the 30+ game improvement this year.


Sure he gets some credit, but a lot of those guys where there before he got there. He had the benefit of not having that bad of an organization to step into.
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Postby CAA Flagship » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:51 pm

Aaron Boone reportedly hired as Yankees manager.

Holy shitballs. How is that an improvement over Girardi?

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Postby SuperHornet » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:07 pm

I'm still waiting for the Dodgers to hire Hershiser. Roberts sucks....
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Postby Gil Dobie » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:35 am

GannonFan wrote:
AZGrizFan wrote:
D-Backs credit him with the makeover that got them the 30+ game improvement this year.


Sure he gets some credit, but a lot of those guys where there before he got there. He had the benefit of not having that bad of an organization to step into.


It was Gardenhire on the bench that should get the credit.
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Postby Col Hogan » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:26 am

CAA Flagship wrote:Aaron Boone reportedly hired as Yankees manager.

Holy shitballs. How is that an improvement over Girardi?


Zero managerial experience at any level...

He better be an super motivator, at minimum...

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Postby Gil Dobie » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:53 am

Col Hogan wrote:
CAA Flagship wrote:Aaron Boone reportedly hired as Yankees manager.

Holy shitballs. How is that an improvement over Girardi?


Zero managerial experience at any level...

He better be an super motivator, at minimum...

:roll:


Girardi wouldn't sit and eat lunch with Cashman anymore, maybe Boone will become Cashman's lunch buddy.
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Postby Grizalltheway » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:20 am

The plot thickens. :popcorn:

The Babe Ruth of Japan, Shohei Ohtani, will not be playing in the city where Ruth became a legend. Nor will he play where the Babe began his career.

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman informed reporters Sunday night that Ohtani's representatives have told the team that it will not be invited to meet with the starter/slugger face-to-face. The Yankees have been preparing for months their bid for the services of the 23-year-old with a 100 mph fastball and devastating swing.

Boston Red Sox GM Dave Dombrowski also said Sunday that Boston is out of the running.

Cashman said Ohtani seems to be leaning toward West Coast teams in smaller markets.

According to multiple reports, the Minnesota Twins, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, New York Mets and Tampa Bay Rays are also out.


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Postby bandl » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:23 am

Grizalltheway wrote:The plot thickens. :popcorn:

The Babe Ruth of Japan, Shohei Ohtani, will not be playing in the city where Ruth became a legend. Nor will he play where the Babe began his career.

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman informed reporters Sunday night that Ohtani's representatives have told the team that it will not be invited to meet with the starter/slugger face-to-face. The Yankees have been preparing for months their bid for the services of the 23-year-old with a 100 mph fastball and devastating swing.

Boston Red Sox GM Dave Dombrowski also said Sunday that Boston is out of the running.

Cashman said Ohtani seems to be leaning toward West Coast teams in smaller markets.

According to multiple reports, the Minnesota Twins, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, New York Mets and Tampa Bay Rays are also out.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2165 ... hei-ohtani

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Postby Grizalltheway » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:25 am

bandl wrote:
Grizalltheway wrote:The plot thickens. :popcorn:



http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2165 ... hei-ohtani

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All signs point towards Seattle. :nod:

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Grizalltheway wrote:
bandl wrote: :|

All signs point towards Seattle. :nod:

Possibly. I wonder why he is limiting his selection to 'smaller market' teams though. I get the West Coast thing for him. But wouldn't he want to actually have a chance to win something meaningful?

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bandl wrote:
Grizalltheway wrote:All signs point towards Seattle. :nod:

Possibly. I wonder why he is limiting his selection to 'smaller market' teams though. I get the West Coast thing for him. But wouldn't he want to actually have a chance to win something meaningful?

The Mariners are a player like him away from contending. :coffee:

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Grizalltheway wrote:
bandl wrote:Possibly. I wonder why he is limiting his selection to 'smaller market' teams though. I get the West Coast thing for him. But wouldn't he want to actually have a chance to win something meaningful?

The Mariners are a player like him away from contending. :coffee:

Contending for what? :? A .500 record? They haven't even made the playoffs since you were a sperm blob.

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Postby Grizalltheway » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:15 am

bandl wrote:
Grizalltheway wrote:The Mariners are a player like him away from contending. :coffee:

Contending for what? :? A .500 record? They haven't even made the playoffs since you were a sperm blob.

I had just started making my own sperm blobs, thank you very much. :tothehand:

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Postby bandl » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:16 am

Grizalltheway wrote:
bandl wrote:Contending for what? :? A .500 record? They haven't even made the playoffs since you were a sperm blob.

I had just started making my own sperm blobs, thank you very much. :tothehand:

You're 19 years old, right? I'm impressed if you were able to get it up AND blast something outta there at such a young age. :clap:


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