Poll

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%)

Total Members Voted: 74

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Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #50: October 31, 2017, 09:24:36 AM »
Cora helped lead my Miami Hurricanes to the College World Series in 1995 and 1996 so he's aces in my book. Both of Puerto Rican extraction. Alex is 11 years younger at 42.
I went to their first game of the 1996 CWS vs. Clemson. Got a bunch of the Canes autographs. Not sure if I got Cora's or not. But I remember being a fan of his after that CWS, so either he signed something or had a great game or maybe it was just the image of him face first on the ground dejected after Warren Morris' home run.

Offline metssuck

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #51: October 31, 2017, 10:50:11 AM »
I wanted to back up the Brinks truck for Girardi. So thats all I have to say

Offline NatsAllThe Way

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #52: October 31, 2017, 01:26:21 PM »
They should have a WAR stat for managers.  I think Dusty was a regular season 7 WAR and a playoff -2 WAR.  Replacement level manager being an inanimate carbon rod.




Offline hotshot

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #53: October 31, 2017, 02:47:18 PM »
I went to their first game of the 1996 CWS vs. Clemson. Got a bunch of the Canes autographs. Not sure if I got Cora's or not. But I remember being a fan of his after that CWS, so either he signed something or had a great game or maybe it was just the image of him face first on the ground dejected after Warren Morris' home run.

Still the most crushing loss in CWS history. Pat Burrell and Alex Cora were 'Canes standouts but you also had Matt LeCroy (Clemson), J.D.. Drew (FSU) and Braden Looper (Wichita St).

Burrell was named Series MVP despite playing for runner-up team. He was a helluva college hitter. Too many holes as a major leaguer although he did manage to hit almost 300 HRs, 1000 RBI and exceed 30 homers in three seasons.

Offline slhubic

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #54: October 31, 2017, 11:06:00 PM »
Yes. He’s bilingual.  Per multiple sources

aaahhh, good, French and English should come in handy.

Offline LoveAngelos

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Re: How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #55: November 01, 2017, 08:14:57 AM »
aaahhh, good, French and English should come in handy.


will he constantly be saying during press conferences


"Pardon my French?"

Online Ray D

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Re: poll - How do you feel about the Martinez hire?
« Reply #56: November 08, 2017, 10:52:47 AM »
How do I feel about the hire?  Didn't like it to begin with.   But reading this article:

https://www.mlb.com/nationals/fans/dave-martinez?partnerId=ed-12058328-1029617983

I like it much less.  Scares the hell out of me.