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« Reply #1: September 13, 2023, 08:14:03 AM »
Whoo hoo!

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Re: Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #2: September 13, 2023, 08:25:07 AM »
That took longer than it needed.

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Re: Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3: September 13, 2023, 08:43:31 AM »
Still very light on details. I didn't see the length of the extension mentioned anywhere.

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« Reply #4: September 13, 2023, 09:07:24 AM »
Still very light on details. I didn't see the length of the extension mentioned anywhere.
Golden says Rizzo will speak to reporters later today. I'd guess a 3 year deal with an option for a 4th.

Rizzo is 62 so this may be his last ride.

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Re: Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #5: September 13, 2023, 09:51:30 AM »
Great news, however it'd be nice if the front office could explain, in detail, the situation with all the scouts being fired.

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« Reply #6: September 13, 2023, 10:08:05 AM »
Great news, however it'd be nice if the front office could explain, in detail, the situation with all the scouts being fired.

I wonder if the purse strings were tight on Rizzo before and part of him agreeing to come back was that he got to overhaul the department? I could be wrong obviously but I think if he had nothing to do with it he wouldn’t have came back.

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Re: Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #7: September 13, 2023, 10:24:46 AM »
Great news, however it'd be nice if the front office could explain, in detail, the situation with all the scouts being fired.

Maybe they sucked? Seems like a pretty simple explanation.

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« Reply #8: September 13, 2023, 10:50:58 AM »
I wonder if the purse strings were tight on Rizzo before and part of him agreeing to come back was that he got to overhaul the department? I could be wrong obviously but I think if he had nothing to do with it he wouldn’t have came back.


Good point, that would make sense, given the circumstances.

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« Reply #9: September 13, 2023, 10:52:48 AM »
I thought the scouts fired were all new hires within the past couple years? You can’t judge scouts that quickly. 

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« Reply #10: September 13, 2023, 10:53:36 AM »
Maybe they sucked? Seems like a pretty simple explanation.


Maybe, I tend to agree with SkinsNatFan, maybe it was tied to Rizzo coming back.

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Re: Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #11: September 13, 2023, 10:57:21 AM »
Fantastic.

I would like to see how much each organization spends on scouting and player development. I wonder if it corresponds to wins. Does Tampa and the Dodgers spend more than say the pirates and Tigers.

It seems it would be more cost effective to pour money into scouting and development and bring good young players up in your organization than spending $350 million on a player who did most of his heroics for another team and you're going to pay for his last 5 years of diminished productivity.

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Re: Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #12: September 13, 2023, 11:04:24 AM »
I thought the scouts fired were all new hires within the past couple years? You can’t judge scouts that quickly. 

FWIW, a friend of mine is a scout. He has been a scout since about 2015 and changes teams about every 2 years. He started with the Nationals.

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« Reply #13: September 13, 2023, 11:21:09 AM »
FWIW, a friend of mine is a scout. He has been a scout since about 2015 and changes teams about every 2 years. He started with the Nationals.
Sounds like a tough occupation.

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« Reply #14: September 13, 2023, 11:27:47 AM »
Sounds like a tough occupation.
yep, almost like a military job in that you pick up and move every few years.

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« Reply #16: September 13, 2023, 11:46:23 AM »
Mike Rizzo on the @JunksRadio:
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"I was always optimistic and confident that this thing would get done."

Said Mark Lerner and Alan Gottlieb never wavered in their commitment. The three of them met last week to iron out the numbers and said it took a "very short amount of time."

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"I have never seen our ownership group, Mark [Lerner] especially, more engaged and more focused on this baseball team and winning another championship then they are right now."

"The narrative that they got one-foot in and one-foot out, could not be in my world, could not be more over-blown and miss-characterized."

"Because believe me, he's into it. They're all into it. They watch every game, every inning, every pitch, and I know this for a fact."

"They are extremely focused in on bringing us another World Championship and I think they are, in my mind, that they are never been more focused on being here and owning this team and winning then right now."

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"I don't think this is a successful season. But it's an encouraging season."

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #17: September 13, 2023, 12:10:02 PM »
Mike Rizzo on the @JunksRadio:

Is Mark Lerner being engaged a good thing? Maybe he’s personally taking over scouting duties

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Re: Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #18: September 13, 2023, 12:11:13 PM »
Generally sounds good from Rizzo but let’s see what the owners actually do in the off-season. 

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« Reply #19: September 13, 2023, 12:20:56 PM »
Is Mark Lerner being engaged a good thing? Maybe he’s personally taking over scouting duties
FWIW, Mark Lerner and Rizzo were on-hand and sitting together to see Crews' awful debut in Fredricksburg.

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« Reply #20: September 13, 2023, 12:33:43 PM »
FWIW, Mark Lerner and Rizzo were on-hand and sitting together to see Crews' awful debut in Fredricksburg.

Did Lerner give Rizzo his notes?

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Re: Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #21: September 13, 2023, 12:53:55 PM »
Did Lerner give Rizzo his notes?
Nice hair but his swing needs work.

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Re: Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #22: September 13, 2023, 02:23:33 PM »
Is Mark Lerner being engaged a good thing? Maybe he’s personally taking over scouting duties

Did they ask him how many years?

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Re: Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #23: September 13, 2023, 02:32:51 PM »
Nice hair but his swing needs work.
i do wish i was in earshot when in his first AB crews grounded out and face planted as he ran to first.

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Re: Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #24: September 13, 2023, 02:46:33 PM »
Rizzo on The Junkies discussed the termination of scout positions[/quote]
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Every year on every team, this is the time of year you are making staff changes ... we have restructured in an organizational restructuring. There are people that will be reassigned, there will be people that will be replaced [by new hires], and there will be positions that will be jobs and occupations that will be eliminated and transferred over to different departments in baseball operations. ... We made huge investments in our technology, and in manpower and brainpower to handle the technology that we have in both scouting and player development."