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Offline R-Zim#11

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #250: November 15, 2015, 06:34:17 PM »
Where'd you see that?


I couldn't find the tweet, but it was speculation on Twitter somewhere

Offline HattoriHanzo

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #251: November 15, 2015, 06:43:27 PM »
I'd like to see a younger analytical guy get the bench coach job so that he can give Dusty new school input on occasion and groom him to take over.

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« Reply #252: November 15, 2015, 08:26:56 PM »
I'd like to see a younger analytical guy get the bench coach job so that he can give Dusty new school input on occasion and groom him to take over.

You really don't need an analytical guy in the dugout. The info comes from the front office, anyways. Just have to have coaches that are open to it regardless of their histories or tendencies. The Yankees, for example, don't have a young guy in the dugout - all their coaches are old school guys, really - but shift, platoon, etc. as much as anyone.

Just give me good coaches who put the players in positions to succeed. This isn't football where we need to outsmart everyone.

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #253: November 15, 2015, 08:30:10 PM »
You really don't need an analytical guy in the dugout. The info comes from the front office, anyways. Just have to have coaches that are open to it regardless of their histories or tendencies. The Yankees, for example, don't have a young guy in the dugout - all their coaches are old school guys, really - but shift, platoon, etc. as much as anyone.

Just give me good coaches who put the players in positions to succeed. This isn't football where we need to outsmart everyone.
this, just have respect for the fo and a willingness to listen

Offline R-Zim#11

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #254: November 15, 2015, 08:37:16 PM »
this, just have respect for the fo and a willingness to listen

And this is the thing that has won me over about Baker--he seems like the type to work with anyone. He was middle of the pack in 2013 with the Reds in shifts. I heard him on a soundcloud bit talking about the Nationals line up--saying we "had a lot of high-strikeout guys, and was looking for a high OBP guy to lead off." I'm trying to find the link...

I am waiting-and-seeing. We can't possibly be worse than last year, can we?

EDIT: here is the link: http://www.masnsports.com/nationals-pastime/2015/11/identifying-a-leadoff-hitter-is-among-the-issues-dusty-baker-faces.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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"I don't know if we have that guy yet because the other guys are prone to strikeouts and don't have that high on-base percentage," Baker said on SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio. "We had one, a very good one, in Denard Span, but I don't know if we're gonna have a chance to sign him. We have a chance to sign him."

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #255: November 15, 2015, 09:56:52 PM »
Yeah but MAT is a lock for leadoff.

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #256: November 16, 2015, 06:56:27 AM »
Yeah but MAT is a lock for leadoff.

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #257: November 16, 2015, 01:48:53 PM »
Dusty Baker is crap and I can't wait until we fire him.

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #258: November 16, 2015, 01:53:01 PM »
Dusty Baker is crap and I can't wait until we fire him.

He's still here?

Offline R-Zim#11

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #259: November 16, 2015, 01:54:48 PM »
Dusty Baker is crap and I can't wait until we fire him.

Yes. Hope he fails. Great idea.

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #260: November 16, 2015, 02:22:46 PM »
#TeamDusty

Offline varoadking

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #261: November 16, 2015, 02:23:49 PM »
I am fully on-board with Dusty now.  Wonder how long it will take for the FO to freak things up...

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #262: November 16, 2015, 02:27:20 PM »
I am fully on-board with Dusty now.  Wonder how long it will take for the FO to freak things up...

Seconded.

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #263: November 16, 2015, 02:55:04 PM »
Seconded.

You going to Spring Training this year, dude?


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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #264: November 16, 2015, 04:38:24 PM »
You going to Spring Training this year, dude?

I'll be in the Sunshine state from March 5th through the 12th.

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #265: November 16, 2015, 05:11:49 PM »
I'll be in the Sunshine state from March 5th through the 12th.

Damn...gonna miss you this time, unless you are at the Barves game at Disney on the night of the 12th...we arrive in Orlando on the 11th and leave on the 18th...

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #266: November 16, 2015, 06:21:20 PM »
Hmmm. That's the week we were thinking of. Well, it'd be good to see someone we know.
Damn...gonna miss you this time, unless you are at the Barves game at Disney on the night of the 12th...we arrive in Orlando on the 11th and leave on the 18th...

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #267: November 16, 2015, 06:38:27 PM »
Damn...gonna miss you this time, unless you are at the Barves game at Disney on the night of the 12th...we arrive in Orlando on the 11th and leave on the 18th...

Probably going to be home by Saturday night. That stinks man!

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #268: November 16, 2015, 07:00:08 PM »

West Palm 2017!   ;)

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« Reply #269: November 16, 2015, 07:05:31 PM »
Hmmm. That's the week we were thinking of. Well, it'd be good to see someone we know.

Outstanding...I'll keep in touch with you on our plans.  We are driving this year...again...

Since the Nationals haven't published their schedule yet, I'm not sure what games we'll be going to other than the one in Orlando on March 12th. 

We'll be doing the Suite Day In The Park package that night...provided that is when Disney offers it for the Nationals game this year...and it should be. 

It's nice to have safe haven from the sun if need be, and ballpark food buffet included.  Also nice to have one or more of the Disney Characters pay a visit for a photo op.   ;)


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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #270: November 16, 2015, 08:10:13 PM »
West Palm 2017!   ;)

I've got to figure out how I'm going to do that since we always had a time share in Disney. Might have to shorten the visit next year.  :turrible:

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #271: November 16, 2015, 08:42:06 PM »
I talked Mrs. GburgNatsFan into flying this year. :D
Outstanding...I'll keep in touch with you on our plans.  We are driving this year...again...

Since the Nationals haven't published their schedule yet, I'm not sure what games we'll be going to other than the one in Orlando on March 12th. 

We'll be doing the Suite Day In The Park package that night...provided that is when Disney offers it for the Nationals game this year...and it should be. 

It's nice to have safe haven from the sun if need be, and ballpark food buffet included.  Also nice to have one or more of the Disney Characters pay a visit for a photo op.   ;)

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #272: November 16, 2015, 08:46:32 PM »
I talked Mrs. GburgNatsFan into flying this year. :D

We would normally, but given the fire drill we went thru last year with the flight getting cancelled, we actually enjoyed the drive.  Still, flying is much easier than what would be a 14 or so hour drive for you. 

We'll stop here and there on the way to and from...spend some time in Savannah and Charleston...and South Of The Border!   :hurr:


Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #273: November 16, 2015, 11:09:51 PM »
I don't even give a crap about Dusty being an old crank who hates SABR or whatever, but this guy is a choke artist.  He has the dubious distinction of making the most postseasons of any manager in MLB history without winning at least one.

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #274: November 16, 2015, 11:21:04 PM »
I don't even give a crap about Dusty being an old crank who hates SABR or whatever, but this guy is a choke artist.  He has the dubious distinction of making the most postseasons of any manager in MLB history without winning at least one.

Your acting as if we won the world series last year.. He's here to make us competitive year in and year out. Im 100% sure if we win 98 games this coming season and make the playoffs all of you doubters will be singing Dusty's name. Matter of fact just making the playoffs this year is a feat on it own.