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Article: Your Turn: What Do You Want From A Manager?

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#41 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 11:47 AM

 

An extremely highly rated prospect at one time, who did, essentially, nothing in his playing career.If nothing else, he should have some good cautionary tales for Buxton and Sano. :)

He did little (not nothing) in his career because he had a rare cellular disorder that completely derailed his ability to play baseball through injuries (likely a result of the disease itself, as it causes muscle fatigue). There's a reason he retired at age *28* while sporting a 101 OPS+ despite all those underperforming years as he fought through injury after injury.

 

Come on, are we really holding diseases against players now?

 

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#42 Vanimal46

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 11:56 AM

Some fans got sick of Molitor within the first 2 years... Managers are short term, hence what I want from a manager is going to be short term.

1. Fix Buxton and Sano. It is imperative for the organization to do so.

2. Help young players take the next step. Berrios is close to becoming a front line starter... Find someone who will help him make the leap.

3. Someone who can quickly identify what they have and makes quick decisions. Don't let someone toil as a fringe SP if they can be better utilized in the bullpen.

4. Find a way to be competitive immediately.
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#43 old nurse

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 12:50 PM

I would hire Doug White.The team needs someone who understands pitching, pitchers. He has a good pedigree from working in St. Louis and Houston.Shelton can stay the bench coach


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Posted 24 October 2018 - 02:14 PM

 

He did little (not nothing) in his career because he had a rare cellular disorder that completely derailed his ability to play baseball through injuries (likely a result of the disease itself, as it causes muscle fatigue). There's a reason he retired at age *28* while sporting a 101 OPS+ despite all those underperforming years as he fought through injury after injury.

 

Come on, are we really holding diseases against players now?

Nope...not at all.I did not know the story, so this is different.Thanks, Brock.

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#45 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 02:48 PM

 

Nope...not at all.I did not know the story, so this is different.Thanks, Brock.

No worries, you just never can tell nowadays... some people would actually hold Baldelli's disease against him as proof of... well, something. I don't really know.


#46 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 09:35 PM

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/ I'll see myself out


You was safe!

Manager should challange that!

Oh, wait...
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Posted 25 October 2018 - 06:06 AM

I want a manager who just gets along with ownership and upper management and who is not all wrapped up trivia like wins and losses. I especially want a manager who is concerned about the players' personal lives and their day to day activities off the field and who wants the players to consider him (or her) to be a friend above all. On the field I want a manger who shows no emotion in the dugout and who rarely protests a call or the opposition's antics. The manager should remain stone faced in the dugout and concentrate on the lineup card, not action on the field.
Post game press conferences should always emphasize that the players are trying hard and there is no issue with effort on the field. Losses are simply part of the game and the result of a bad break here or a bad pitch there.
Finally, the manager should consider club house relationships to be far more important than what happens on the field.
I hope the Twins are fortunate enough to find such a manager for 2019 and far into the future as the year 2030 it will all come together.


... right now. Over me.
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#48 less cowbell more neau

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 02:52 PM

Bunts, lots of bunts.

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 04:46 PM

This is probably too late since we have now hired our new manager, but the reality is - I want a manager who can take the crap the FO gives him and make it look like a championship team.


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Posted 26 October 2018 - 09:57 AM

Just have a clear role and set of objectives in every player's mind. They should step to the plate knowing exactly what they're expected to do with that at-bat.




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