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#1 gunnarthor

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 01:26 PM

Nice article at TwinkieTown about going after Maddux, the recently fired Nats pitching coach. Myjah notes that Levine worked with him for 7 seasons in Texas. Makes sense.

 

https://www.twinkiet...coach-nationals

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#2 Sconnie

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 04:15 PM

I’m on board!

#3 Old Twins Cap

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 04:31 PM

He's the guy at the end of every mound visit, he raps the pitcher twice in the chest with his knuckle.

 

Every time.

 


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 04:39 PM

Makes sense. 

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 04:45 PM

I say go for it!

 

Otherwise, see if Rick Anderson is available. Or bring back Dick Such!

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 05:22 PM

Yes!

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 05:27 PM

I haven't seen any announcement that Maddux was fired (other than the link provided ).It's not on the Nationals site, it's not on in the article on the Nationals site that said that Baker got fired.

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#8 DocBauer

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 05:42 PM

Sure seems like there are some interesting and high quality candidates out there. I was expecting Carl Willis to be the front runner based on reputation and FO familiarity with him, as well as being a candidate 3 years ago. But Maddux is, to say the least, an intriguing candidate. I could be on board with him.

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#9 Deduno Abides

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 06:16 PM

Very interesting. Would his brother come by every now and then?

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 06:26 PM

When they stated that Baker's contract was up and would not be renewed, they also stated that the contracts of the entire coaching staff also expired at the end of 2017. They then stated the new manager would select their own coaching staff.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 06:36 PM

Mike is obviously extremely well-regarded and very knowledgeable and experienced.I'd say if anything might hold the Twins back, it's that I assume Maddux is of a very old-school approach.I'd hope they'll at least be inquiring.


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 07:31 PM

Nothing more tied to analytics, modern camera slow mo, and data than pitching. 

 

They will bring in someone well-versed in the science of baseball pitching.

 

Guarantee it.


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 08:01 PM

 

Nothing more tied to analytics, modern camera slow mo, and data than pitching. 

 

They will bring in someone well-versed in the science of baseball pitching.

 

Guarantee it.

What does your guarantee pay us if you're wrong?

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.

 

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 08:46 PM

Happy to treat you to some beer at the ballpark.

 

Unless the Twins are awful, then I will email you a six pack.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 09:23 PM

 

I say go for it!

 

Otherwise, see if Rick Anderson is available. Or bring back Dick Such!

Rosterman!

I've always appreciated your posts, until now.

You've lost all credibility.

Alas...(I suspect you were being sarcastic)

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 06:51 AM

Nothing more tied to analytics, modern camera slow mo, and data than pitching.

They will bring in someone well-versed in the science of baseball pitching.

Guarantee it.

is this pro or con Maddux?

Being able to make the information relevant and providing a plan of action to the pitchers is the important skill here.

He doesn’t need to be an analyst, there will be a team of those in the FO.

Having the starters while on the bench chart hitter/pitch tendencies seems rather new school, as far as using time on the bench productively rather than sitting there and screwing around.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 08:14 AM

I respect the hell out of Maddux but really, I'm hoping the front office is smarter than me and finds a person I've never heard of before.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 09:02 AM

 

I respect the hell out of Maddux but really, I'm hoping the front office is smarter than me and finds a person I've never heard of before.

 

That's how I feel. Obviously I know who Mike Maddux is, the player. But pitching coach? I have no idea if he's an good at it. I don't see this as something to be particularly excited about without knowing more.


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 08:11 AM