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#1 ChaosLex

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 08:59 AM

This article was from a couple days ago, but I was curious what y'all thought about some of the names on this list.

 

http://www.baltimore...1003-story.html

 


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Posted 21 November 2018 - 09:01 AM

And another:

 

https://www.cbssport...es-for-the-job/

 

 


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Posted 21 November 2018 - 09:10 AM

Whoever is good
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Posted 21 November 2018 - 10:06 AM

When I read "veteran manager", I think "old retread".  And that doesn't excite me.



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Posted 21 November 2018 - 10:20 AM

When I read "veteran manager", I think "old retread". And that doesn't excite me.


But who cares? It won’t have any bearing on what the team does for a while.
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#6 Mike B

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 10:21 AM

I think they go with a guy who has managed before, but not someone like Scioscia or Baker.   IMO, they in some ways would be like hiring Buck to replace Buck.  

Someone like Roenicke makes sense.

A solid veteran, who has been through the tough times before.

If I were a young guy, whose star was on the rise, I would stay away from Baltimore.

 

The next 2 years, likely bring close to 200 losses.   That stains a manager.


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Posted 21 November 2018 - 10:22 AM

When I read "veteran manager", I think "old retread".  And that doesn't excite me.

That is exactly what they should do.  Prepare to be unexcited.  The man will be brought in, to lose.


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Posted 21 November 2018 - 10:53 AM

That is exactly what they should do.  Prepare to be unexcited.  The man will be brought in, to lose.

Yeah I see the logic in this.  Someone like Roenicke or Acta.  Mid retreads, LOL.



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Posted 21 November 2018 - 11:23 AM

I would like to see Acta. He's been given some terrible rosters and lost big with them but he's also drawn some water from a stone. Analytics guy, so there is that.



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Posted 21 November 2018 - 11:29 AM

I would like to see Acta. He's been given some terrible rosters and lost big with them but he's also drawn some water from a stone. Analytics guy, so there is that.

His is an interesting name, but he would be coming here to lose big again.

Analytics can not overwhelm lack of talent.


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Posted 21 November 2018 - 11:36 AM

How about Rick Dempsey? ... kidding



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Posted 21 November 2018 - 11:39 AM

How about Rick Dempsey? ... kidding

He is too busy selling good $10.00 hamburgers, while charging $14.00


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Posted 21 November 2018 - 11:52 AM

He is too busy selling good $10.00 hamburgers, while charging $14.00

Well if the Demper was managing his bar's profit margin would go up, LOL - no more free scotch during games for the owner.



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Posted 21 November 2018 - 12:00 PM

His is an interesting name, but he would be coming here to lose big again.

Analytics can not overwhelm lack of talent.

There's only 30 jobs.


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Posted 21 November 2018 - 12:25 PM

There's only 30 jobs.

That is true.  He has walked the road before, so he knows what he is signing up for.


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Posted 21 November 2018 - 12:37 PM

That is true.  He has walked the road before, so he knows what he is signing up for.

He has experience losing, LOL.   Really, that is a plus in this situation.   



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Posted 21 November 2018 - 12:52 PM

I think many of these suggestions are good. I also think there is sound reasoning for why they should/shouldn't hire an individual or a type. It will be difficult for someone to weather the storm this team is about to get hit with. Hiring a really good guy will probably just be a waste. Despite their good intentions and belief that they can/will be patient, Elias and the Bros. aren't likely to stick with the next hire. Losing takes its toll, even on good baseball minds. 


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Posted 21 November 2018 - 03:11 PM

Bordick, McClendon, DeRosa, and Dauer seem like the best fits.  

Ultimately, the manager needs to be able to balance the new approach with an ability to present it in a humanistic way. 

Technique teaching will be important here, and the ability to match the analytics side would make for an incredible coupling. 



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Posted 21 November 2018 - 03:50 PM

I have no reason the think Bordick wouldn't be a good manager. But I wouldn't take the job, if I was him. Managers get fired. He's looking at a long career as a color man/roving defensive coach and his other duties (which I can't remember right now). If he moves to the dugout, he'll be unemployed in 3 years. And he doesn't have the same stature in Oakland, as he does here. If the O's fire him, he isn't coming back to the booth anytime soon. 


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#20 JTrea81

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 04:39 PM

Ron Washington would be interesting, just because he was the manager that took over after the Rangers fired Showalter, and he wound up in the World Series just a few years later.

 

Those Rangers teams got progressively better after 2007 after they cleaned up the mess Showalter left behind.






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