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Offline zimm_da_kid

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #25: September 27, 2012, 09:24:22 AM »
Why would he want to go to a hell hole like houston when he had a strong chance at being the nats manager in a year or two?

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #26: September 27, 2012, 09:38:41 AM »
Why would he want to go to a hell hole like houston when he had a strong chance at being the nats manager in a year or two?

Because there is no guarantee when or if he'd get the job

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #27: September 27, 2012, 09:40:01 AM »
Why would he want to go to a hell hole like houston when he had a strong chance at being the nats manager in a year or two?

I heard he lives in Houston too.

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #28: September 27, 2012, 09:47:59 AM »
Well that sucks for us, but congrats to Bo.  He'll be missed.

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #29: September 27, 2012, 09:52:51 AM »
I think the Astros are going for a complete rebranding with their move to the AL, so that's exciting for him.  Brutal division though. 

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #30: September 27, 2012, 09:58:02 AM »

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #31: September 27, 2012, 10:15:37 AM »
Saw an account that the Astros moved fast because they sensed the Marlins were going to go after him too.

Yep. Ozzie has yakked his way out of baseball. No one will want to hire that douche to manage their team. He can only ride the 2005 WS ring for so long.

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #32: September 27, 2012, 10:25:50 AM »
Congrats to Bo. Still hate they hired him in-season. Why is he sticking around for the rest of the year knowing he has another job waiting for him? What's in it for him?



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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #33: September 27, 2012, 11:05:41 AM »
Congrats Bo

Best of luck to you - hopefully they'll give you the resources and the patience you'll need to succeed.

Will always love the "Bo Knows #Natitude Night" against the Cubs :thumbs:

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #34: September 27, 2012, 11:16:11 AM »
Congrats Bo

Best of luck to you - hopefully they'll give you the resources and the patience you'll need to succeed.

Will always love the "Bo Knows #Natitude Night" against the Cubs :thumbs:

That was classic.

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #35: September 27, 2012, 11:19:07 AM »
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Porter not in Houston for announcement of his hiring. Begs question: Why didn't #Astros just wait to announce til after #Nats season ends?

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #36: September 27, 2012, 11:20:48 AM »


They didn't wanna wait until after we win the World Series.

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #37: September 27, 2012, 11:42:10 AM »
good for bo porter, better for the nats

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #38: September 27, 2012, 11:42:12 AM »
Rizzo is pure class:

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He has been invaluable to us and our drive toward our first postseason. Despite his obvious value, we allowed and encouraged Bo to meet with his hometown Houston Astros to pursue his dream to manage in the major leagues.  He is smart, talented and as fiery a competitor as there is in the game today. Bo will always be a member of the Nationals family and we wish him every success with the Astros.

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #39: September 27, 2012, 11:46:47 AM »
Man, wish he was ours. But congrats are well-earned.

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #40: September 27, 2012, 11:50:41 AM »
If he does ok in Houston, no reason he won't still be in the mix when Davey steps down.

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #41: September 27, 2012, 11:59:26 AM »
Why would he want to go to a hell hole like houston when he had a strong chance at being the nats manager in a year or two?
It's his hometown, if that means anything.


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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #42: September 27, 2012, 12:02:14 PM »
Why would he want to go to a hell hole like houston when he had a strong chance at being the nats manager in a year or two?

A managing career has to start somewhere...they can't all start out on contenders.

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #43: September 27, 2012, 12:21:13 PM »
he'll get to manage Roger Clemens!

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #44: September 27, 2012, 04:35:22 PM »
It's his hometown, if that means anything.



Also, it's not like there are a ton of these jobs just waiting to be taken.  When one opens up, and they offer it to you, you take it.

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #45: September 27, 2012, 09:25:20 PM »
It's better than a jam job!

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #46: September 27, 2012, 10:00:26 PM »
If he does ok in Houston, no reason he won't still be in the mix when Davey steps down.

This.  If he looks good in Houston, we can just hire him back once Davey retires (I imagine it won't be hard to do).  On the other side, if he ends up sucking then we dodged a bullet, and we then hire Knorr.

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #47: September 27, 2012, 10:03:15 PM »
Smack it Werth!

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #48: September 28, 2012, 01:12:57 AM »
This.  If he looks good in Houston, we can just hire him back once Davey retires (I imagine it won't be hard to do).  On the other side, if he ends up sucking then we dodged a bullet, and we then hire Knorr.

I wouldn't say it's that cut and dry.  His record the next couple of years isn't going to be good.  He's not going to have much talent and he's going to be in a pretty tough division.  If he does well down there, and they can give him some talent, I don't think it will be as simple as just hiring him back, especially considering that Houston is also his home.

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Re: Reports: Porter to take Houston job
« Reply #49: September 28, 2012, 06:20:03 PM »
Man sucks to see him go but happy for him at the same time.  Rizzo said it best.  He will always be a part of the Nationals family.  When Bo came in last year the difference in the way we ran the bases was immediately apparent and we never lost that aggression.  Hopefully in the absence of Porter we maintain that.  I was hoping he would be the successor to Davey Johnson but he deserves this job.  Good luck Bo.  Hopefully we can give you a World Series ring for a little extra credibility in the newest American League team's clubhouse.