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Offline Ray D

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #175: November 04, 2015, 04:57:28 PM »
WAIT WHAT WE GOT MIKE MADDUX?!!???!??!?!

But just for today.

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #176: November 04, 2015, 05:02:33 PM »
Fire Mike Maddux   ....   somebody start it.

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« Reply #178: November 04, 2015, 06:53:08 PM »
Maryland AD Kevin Anderson calls his close friend Dusty Baker an ‘outstanding’ hire for the Nats

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2015/11/04/maryland-ad-kevin-anderson-calls-his-close-friend-dusty-baker-an-outstanding-hire-for-the-nats/

He also thought Randy Edsall was an outstanding coach...

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« Reply #179: November 04, 2015, 06:53:37 PM »
He also thought Randy Edsall was an outstanding coach...

Maybe he shared a joint with Dusty and Jimi.

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #180: November 04, 2015, 06:55:02 PM »
Maybe he shared a joint with Dusty and Jimi.

Maybe you did and just don't remember it...

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #181: November 04, 2015, 06:56:10 PM »
Maybe you did and just don't remember it...

Remember what?

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« Reply #183: November 04, 2015, 07:03:21 PM »
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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #184: November 04, 2015, 07:03:42 PM »
Huh?
Nice to meet you. What's your avi?

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #186: November 04, 2015, 07:36:39 PM »
He also thought Randy Edsall was an outstanding coach...
What are your thoughts on Mark Turgeon?

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #187: November 04, 2015, 07:50:57 PM »
What are your thoughts on Mark Turgeon?

I don't follow basketball...


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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #188: November 04, 2015, 07:53:03 PM »
I don't follow basketball...


Shame. They're good. Really, really good.

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #189: November 04, 2015, 08:09:27 PM »
We'll see about this year. Last year was chemistry magic. Can they do it again with new superstars?

Shame. They're good. Really, really good.

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #190: November 04, 2015, 08:11:30 PM »
What are your thoughts on Mark Turgeon?
Randy Edsall is a piece of crap. Mark Turgeon is a great coach.

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #191: November 04, 2015, 08:25:47 PM »
Maddux will pay the Nats $75 a game to coach, plus concessions fees.

:lmao:

The board is on fire tonight.

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« Reply #192: November 04, 2015, 08:26:23 PM »
We'll see about this year. Last year was chemistry magic. Can they do it again with new superstars?

It wasn't all chemistry. They've got and had talent. Also, Melo Trimble is exceptionally talented. Probably my favorite college player to watch when he isn't playing against my team.

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« Reply #194: November 04, 2015, 08:30:45 PM »
Who's that guy with him?

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #195: November 04, 2015, 08:31:38 PM »
Ladies and... Mike Rizzo.

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« Reply #196: November 04, 2015, 08:32:04 PM »
Who's that guy with him?

President of the Matt Williams Fan Club...self-appointed as he's the only member too...

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #197: November 04, 2015, 08:41:09 PM »
Rizzo's gotta grow out a stache this year.

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #198: November 04, 2015, 09:27:47 PM »
Not sure if anyone caught the Seth Everett interview with Chad Dukes the other day. He essentially said that Dusty is a great fit, though he thought Black would have been a better one. Talked about how in Cincinnati Bryan Pena basically made all the calls on the pitching stuff. Gotta think that's why Maddux got tabbed and will fill a similar role. From that perspective, the two might work really well together.

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Re: Fire Dusty Baker! (2015-2016)
« Reply #199: November 04, 2015, 10:50:44 PM »
This is incredible, I can't believe we actually landed Maddux.

I can't believe it but I think I'm really turning around on this whole thing. Maybe this is part of the reason why they lowballed Black, according to the story they really did want Dusty first (the Lerners, that is) and they certainly did get him after the ensuing turnabout. "Who needs Black, we have Maddux"?

So, obviously Dusty is supposed to be some clubhouse guru. That's one half of the manager's job. We got Mike Maddux, and that alleviates my greatest fear about Dusty in that he basically knows nothing about pitching. As long as, of course, he listens to Mike word for word. That should cover the bullpens and the starters (including their health - :phew:), that's half of what goes on in a game. Now if only Dusty will listen to some careful prodding from some of the saber guys in the front office about lineup construction (appreciate OBP) and defense (which this team never did well anyway, shifts etc) this could actually turn out to be a phenomenal staff.

Dusty's the guy making the final decision which still makes me real nervous, but frankly I was worried Bud Black knew nothing about offense. I think Dusty certainly knows more about developing hitters and getting production out of them (as individuals, lineup construction is another thing) than Black did, Maddux plus Black might have been pointless because either can probably do that side of the job on their own.

Depending on how the rest of the offseason shakes out, I might actually renew my one-seat cheapo partial plan...