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Should Manny Acta be fired?

Yes
76 (67.3%)
No
18 (15.9%)
Ask me later in the year
19 (16.8%)

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Offline blue911

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #525: July 01, 2009, 02:55:35 PM »
  :bag:   Yep, the world would end if Willingham and Ryan Z. switched. It would throw Dunn off; and it would throw off the pitching strategy to protect Ryan Z.   :popcorn:         :bag:

So, we would spin out of orbit and collide with Mars?

Offline wisefan11

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #526: July 01, 2009, 03:49:31 PM »
Yet another sweep by the Fish...I'm done. crapcan Manny just to save face.

Offline BerkeleyNat

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #527: July 01, 2009, 04:24:16 PM »
The Lerners love Manny, we took two of three from the Yankees, and we had record crowds for the Red Sox series. Everything is fine in Natstown my friends. The Lerners couldn't be more thrilled. Manny is not going anywhere.

Offline hammondsnats

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #528: July 01, 2009, 04:29:11 PM »
perfect time to do it.  oh wait we won't. 

Offline GMUNat

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #529: July 01, 2009, 04:34:03 PM »
Let's say we lose 105 games this year. Is it possible for Acta to come back next year because it looks like he won't be fired this season?

Offline BerkeleyNat

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #530: July 01, 2009, 05:14:43 PM »
Let's say we lose 105 games this year. Is it possible for Acta to come back next year because it looks like he won't be fired this season?

Never say never in Natstown. I think there is a very real possibility that he comes back next year.

Offline PatsNats28

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #531: July 01, 2009, 07:16:18 PM »
Let's say we lose 105 games this year. Is it possible for Acta to come back next year because it looks like he won't be fired this season?

If only. We're on pace for 115.

Offline LetsGoNats

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #532: July 01, 2009, 09:49:22 PM »
The Lerners don't own the Nats; the Marlins own the Nats.

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #533: July 01, 2009, 09:54:55 PM »
The Lerners don't own the Nats; the Marlins own the Nats.
:clap:

there has never been domination like this EVER. 3-23 record against them the last two years. You could field a random college team that would win more than 3 games in 26 against the Marlins. seriously

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #534: July 01, 2009, 09:56:38 PM »
:clap:

there has never been domination like this EVER. 3-23 record against them the last two years. You could field a random college team that would win more than 3 games in 26 against the Marlins. seriously

Didn't the Phillies beat the Braves IN ATLANTA something like 15 straight, until this week?

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #535: July 01, 2009, 10:00:24 PM »
Didn't the Phillies beat the Braves IN ATLANTA something like 15 straight, until this week?
I thought it was 9

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #536: July 01, 2009, 10:02:34 PM »
Hot damn, that's a lot of votes.

Offline blue911

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #537: July 02, 2009, 07:15:25 AM »
Didn't the Phillies beat the Braves IN ATLANTA something like 15 straight, until this week?

Didn't Baltimore beating the stuffing out of the Royals push Bill James into sabermetrics?

Offline JMW IV

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #538: July 12, 2009, 07:06:13 PM »
I posted this on Nats Journal:

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ok, I am willing to roll with the popular(at least here) Pro-Manny opinion that Manny has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do in ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM with the Team's play, or the Team's record, and that it is all, 100% the responsibility of the players, and that the Manager has absolutely no appreciable effect on anything that goes on with a Major League Baseball Team. (so what exactly is a manager responsible for anyway? bah, another question for another time)

I'm willing to suspend my better judgement, and buy into this theory for a moment.

but then I need to ask you Pro-Manny folks out there a few simple questions:

What Manager , or Head Coach, in ANY MAJOR TEAM SPORT would keep his job in any normally-run Organization with a .385 winning percentage over 2.5 seasons?

Regardless of the effect the Manager does or does not have on the team he has been hired to "guide" , what Manager/HC would keep his job after guiding his team to a .294 winning percentage through the first half of a season, immediately following a season in which he guided the team to a .366 winning percentage?

There have been Managers and Head Coaches within the past year who have lost their jobs, with BETTER records, and BETTER winning percentages than Manny does. So if the Manager has absolutely nothing to do with the success or failure of the team, then why is Manny so special that firing him is an unpardonable sin?

Posted by: MrMadison | July 12, 2009 6:57 PM

Offline hammondsnats

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #539: July 12, 2009, 07:14:31 PM »
well said j-mad.  manny should be toast, but we'll keep him around just b/c that's the trend around here.

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #540: July 12, 2009, 08:51:56 PM »
All want for the All-Star break is a fired Manny.

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #541: July 13, 2009, 01:04:24 AM »
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@injuryexpertRT @mlbCoz: Reports are that Manny Acta has been fired. #Nationals Not again ...

From Will Carroll

:stir:

Offline JMW IV

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #542: July 13, 2009, 01:09:55 AM »
From Will Carroll

:stir:

whaaaaa? where's the Popcorn?

also.. @mlbcoz is Noah Cozlov from MLB.com. He's a On-Air talent for the website.

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #543: July 13, 2009, 01:16:31 AM »
Just saw this on MrMadison's twitter!
Hope they're true this time. We do not need a second half of "Well, I thought they played well ... just not as well as the other team" and laughing and giggling and being cheerily craptastic.

Offline JMW IV

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Re: Should Manny Acta be fired?
« Reply #544: July 13, 2009, 02:17:40 AM »
we can close this poll now.