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Knowing what you know now, what's your feeling/inclination with respect to the new hire of Dave Martinez?

Like it
29 (39.2%)
Indifferent/I'll wait and see
33 (44.6%)
Dislike it
4 (5.4%)
Ok with it but had a much stronger preference toward some other option
8 (10.8%)

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Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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poll - How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Topic Start: October 29, 2017, 12:11:51 PM »
Thought it would be worth gauging after some of the responses in other threads.

Offline varoadking

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #1: October 29, 2017, 12:15:15 PM »

The Learners should have Boras introduce him at the press conference...

Offline Baseball is Life

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #2: October 29, 2017, 12:16:38 PM »
I like the three-year deal with an option. Indicates maybe they've learned something and that it's a long term hire that will bring stability to the position.

Offline rbw5t

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #3: October 29, 2017, 12:17:22 PM »
Ask me in two years!

Offline Ray D

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #4: October 29, 2017, 12:27:40 PM »
Ask me in two years!
Why wouldn't one year be sufficient?  He takes us to the next level, it worked.  He doesn't, it didn't.  Or are you saying he needs to do it twice in order to declare victory.

Offline Ray D

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #5: October 29, 2017, 12:28:18 PM »
Thought it would be worth gauging after some of the responses in other threads.
Should have added another choice "hate the freaking hiring".

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #6: October 29, 2017, 01:25:06 PM »
Fine with it. As long as he maintains a harmonious clubhouse, I don't think there is too much difference between managers when it comes to managing for nine innings so I don't get jazzed on hires. I like he has experience and will be prepared to handle the grind. I am happier with this hire than I would have been had they hired Cora or a Gardenhire. Experienced but not a retread.

I admit I really liked the Matt Williams hire and then was pretty let down by the Baker hire. On both counts I was proven wrong.

Offline bluestreak

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #7: October 29, 2017, 01:32:38 PM »
Fine with it. As long as he maintains a harmonious clubhouse, I don't think there is too much difference between managers when it comes to managing for nine innings so I don't get jazzed on hires. I like he has experience and will be prepared to handle the grind. I am happier with this hire than I would have been had they hired Cora or a Gardenhire. Experienced but not a retread.

I admit I really liked the Matt Williams hire and then was pretty let down by the Baker hire. On both counts I was proven wrong.

How is Cora a retread?

Offline OvechkinsWodka

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #8: October 29, 2017, 01:38:28 PM »
I'm OK wth it. Would have preferred one the WS experience for the opening but we don't spend.

Offline skippy1999

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #9: October 29, 2017, 01:38:34 PM »
How is Cora a retread?

My thought too, Martinez and Cora actually seem very similar.
 I am super psyched for this hire :)

Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #10: October 29, 2017, 02:01:25 PM »
Should have added another choice "hate the freaking hiring".

If I were accommodating you, I would've added an option: "Rusty Choker is my father-in-law and I hate everyone"

Offline Mighty Casey

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #11: October 29, 2017, 02:27:10 PM »
From what I've read, he seems like a reasonably good choice....the Nats were not apparently going to wave money at Joe G, assuming he would have even entertained becoming the manager...
I hope he is able to instill some baseball fundamentals into some of our boys and have less overall reliance on the home run.
Step One: discourage swinging at bouncing balls in the dirt.
Step Two: see step One.

Offline Mattionals

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #12: October 29, 2017, 02:35:52 PM »
How is Cora a retread?

I think he means DMart has more experience as a MLB coach than Cora does and isn't a retread like Gardy.

Offline Smithian

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #13: October 29, 2017, 02:36:21 PM »
I think he means DMart has more experience as a MLB coach than Cora does and isn't a retread like Gardy.
Correct.

Offline LoveAngelos

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #14: October 29, 2017, 02:42:49 PM »
Another manager in training

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #15: October 29, 2017, 02:54:28 PM »
Another manager in training
Had they gone out nd hired Ausmus or Porter you would have been screaming about it being a retread hire.

Wasn't my top choice but it is a safe and defensible hire.

Offline welch

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #16: October 29, 2017, 05:10:47 PM »
Girardi. He won with a good team in 2009 and with a 2017 team that was supposed to be a year or two away.




Offline tzinc

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #17: October 29, 2017, 07:26:05 PM »
they get a lesser manager just like the grab lesser relievers Lerners never go all in

Offline imref

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #18: October 29, 2017, 08:02:34 PM »
i'm ambivalent.  He's arguably the best of the available candidates, but i still wonder why  he was passed over so many times before.

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #19: October 29, 2017, 08:19:52 PM »
I wanted him among the non-Cora candidates, but Long, Girardi, Farrell, and most of the names had an argument or two in their favor.  I find it interesting that they are reportably giving him a 3 year contract.  If that is the case, then he must have had some leverage in the negotiation. It's a step they have not taken before.  It is comparable to what Cora got from Boston.

Offline LoveAngelos

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #20: October 29, 2017, 08:28:45 PM »
Had they gone out nd hired Ausmus or Porter you would have been screaming about it being a retread hire.

Wasn't my top choice but it is a safe and defensible hire.
No I just wanted a hire consistent  with the reasons they fired Baker.
Not Matt Williams the sequel

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #21: October 29, 2017, 08:34:00 PM »
No I just wanted a hire consistent  with the reasons they fired Baker.
Not Matt Williams the sequel
He's not Matt Williams.  He has been Maddon's bench coach for many years.  Williams did not have that on his resume.  Do you think Maddon would have Matt Williams as his bench coach?

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #22: October 29, 2017, 08:35:54 PM »
I wanted him among the non-Cora candidates, but Long, Girardi, Farrell, and most of the names had an argument or two in their favor.  I find it interesting that they are reportably giving him a 3 year contract.  If that is the case, then he must have had some leverage in the negotiation. It's a step they have not taken before.  It is comparable to what Cora got from Boston.
Go check Eddie Matz at ESPN--he says the Lerners have learned from their past mistakes and that the standard is now 3 years.  Even for new managers.  I don't think there was any competition--the Phillies never interviewed him.  And people say the Yankees have other candidates. 

Offline Optics

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #23: October 29, 2017, 09:19:43 PM »
I'm fine with it. Its up to the players to perform now.

Offline dcpatti

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #24: October 29, 2017, 10:13:50 PM »
Honestly I don’t know enough about the guy to have an opinion either way, but I see a lot of non-Cubs, non-Nats baseball fans getting really excited and optimistic, which makes me get optimistic.

Can anyone explain the difference between Cora and Martinez? It sounds like they’re fairly similar.