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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #675: October 12, 2017, 02:20:49 AM »
It'll be interesting whether they break from the Epstein/Francona tree.  Lovullo has a job, Mills is the Cleveland bench coach, Cash has a job.  I think it will say something about Dombo's direction.

A bench coach on a respected team like Cleveland is just the kind of guy who is ripe for a promotion/poaching.

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« Reply #676: October 12, 2017, 03:24:08 PM »
A bench coach on a respected team like Cleveland is just the kind of guy who is ripe for a promotion/poaching.

I still cannot understand how Dave Martinez has never been given a shot anywhere.

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« Reply #677: October 12, 2017, 03:52:41 PM »
I still cannot understand how Dave Martinez has never been given a shot anywhere.



:hysterical:  I wish they would go ahead and give him a job so maybe we can be rid of you once and for all.

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« Reply #678: October 12, 2017, 04:15:45 PM »


:hysterical:  I wish they would go ahead and give him a job so maybe we can be rid of you once and for all.

He is pretty cute :eyebrows:  but nope, you stuck with me.  Hey, Dusty isn't signed for next year.... :)

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #680: October 19, 2017, 08:20:28 PM »
Gardenhire to the Tigers per rosenthal

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #681: October 19, 2017, 08:36:33 PM »
Gardenhire to the Tigers per rosenthal
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« Reply #682: October 19, 2017, 08:53:45 PM »
They’ll suck for awhile, might as well hire generic retread manager- he’s be gone before they’ll be good again

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #683: October 20, 2017, 08:57:48 AM »
Alex Speier's (Boston.com / Boston Globe) email blast:
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For the second straight year, the Cubs and Dodgers are facing each other for the right to advance to the World Series. Given the young stars on both rosters, no one would be surprised to see either team enjoying a similar station next year.

 While the Astros and Yankees missed the playoffs last year, both are built for sustained success. It would come as little surprise if either – or both – found their way back to this stage of October before the end of this decade.

 All of this comes on the heels of a season where five of the six division champions were repeat winners. Only the Astros defenestrated a 2016 division winner (the Rangers). There is an undercurrent observed by some evaluators around the game: After years of celebrating parity, baseball may be arriving at the era of the superteam.

 Rare are the teams constructed for short-term success with rosters built extensively through free agency. The 2013 Red Sox, who emerged as champions while featuring seven key free agent additions (David Ross, Jonny Gomes, Shane Victorino, Koji Uehara, Stephen Drew, Ryan Dempster, and Mike Napoli ) represent a fascinating anomaly among winning teams this decade. Beyond that club, World Series winners – the 2010, 2012, and 2014 Giants, the 2011 Cardinals, the 2015 Royals, and 2016 Cubs – have been built around homegrown cores whose maturation opened multi-year windows of championship contention. Each of those champions reached at least one additional championship series within two years of their titles.

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« Reply #684: October 20, 2017, 10:10:48 AM »
Alex Speier's (Boston.com / Boston Globe) email blast:

That's been our strategy as well, however we can't seem to get past the first round.

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« Reply #685: October 20, 2017, 10:38:44 AM »
Remember when the Nats had a core that could "compete for years."

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« Reply #686: October 20, 2017, 10:55:16 AM »
Remember when the Nats had a core that could "compete for years."

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You mean the one that's won 4 NL East titles in 6 years? 

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« Reply #687: October 21, 2017, 07:32:59 PM »
Manny Acta is supposedly in the running for the Mets' managerial position  :hysterical:

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« Reply #688: October 21, 2017, 07:59:31 PM »
You mean the one that's won 4 NL East titles in 6 years? 

I remember the one that has failed to ever advance in the post season

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« Reply #689: October 22, 2017, 05:25:43 PM »
I heard someone on WJFK yesterday afternoon how we had to pay attention to Alex Cora coming to the Nats as manager because his agent is Boras. Funny.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.mlb.com/259274274-red-sox-name-alex-cora-manager.amp.html

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #690: October 23, 2017, 08:28:19 AM »
3 year contract.  Can you imagine the Lerners giving a 3 year contract to anyone, let alone a guy who has not managed before?

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« Reply #691: October 25, 2017, 05:14:17 PM »
Looks more and more likely that Stanton will be dealt, like to a team with pitching to send back to the Marlins.

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article180746446.html

Would the Cardinals build a package around Reyes?  Does SF have the parts?

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« Reply #692: October 25, 2017, 06:46:16 PM »
Looks more and more likely that Stanton will be dealt, like to a team with pitching to send back to the Marlins.

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article180746446.html

Would the Cardinals build a package around Reyes?  Does SF have the parts?


They don’t have the pieces to get him, but I would love to see him in Baltimore because he would hit about 97 taters a year in that bandbox.

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« Reply #693: October 25, 2017, 07:38:47 PM »
Now the Philthies are interviewing Acta.  Hoping like hell they hire him and give him 5 years to prove himself.

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« Reply #694: October 25, 2017, 07:59:04 PM »
Now the Philthies are interviewing Acta.  Hoping like hell they hire him and give him 5 years to prove himself.
Source? The only think I have seen recently is that it will probably be Dusty Wathan who has been their Triple A manager.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.sportingnews.com/amp/mlb/news/mlb-rumors-philadelphia-phillies-news-manager-dusty-wathan/1p9z0rp6canmy1s7lirs8jpb91


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« Reply #695: October 25, 2017, 08:04:52 PM »
This was 3 days ago, so maybe it's outdated, but I saw it here:

http://973espn.com/phillies-interview-acta-mets-nab-callaway/

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #696: October 29, 2017, 10:16:49 PM »
Phillies hiring Gabe Kapler as their manager.

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« Reply #697: October 29, 2017, 10:39:50 PM »
Phillies hiring Gabe Kapler as their manager.


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