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#1 Vanimal46

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 12:51 PM

With the season winding down, let's talk about what manager spots will be open this winter.

Already open:

Kansas City - Ned Yost retiring

San Diego - Andy Green fired after 4 seasons.

San Francisco - Bruce Bochy retiring

Potential Openings:

Chicago Cubs - There seems to be a lot of smoke that Joe Maddon will get the blame for missing the playoffs and be fired.

Detroit - How long does Gardy want to keep doing this?

Pittsburgh - Clint Hurdle has been there for a long time now (since 2011) but things have been trending the wrong way for a few seasons. Maybe they finally decide to rebuild for real and get a new manager to lead the way.

Philadelphia - Bryce Harper didn't exactly inspire confidence when discussing Gabe Kapler.



Are there others that I'm missing?
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Posted 26 September 2019 - 05:05 PM

Mickey Callaway of the Mets, perhaps?

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 11:14 PM

Maddon won’t get fired. His contract is up and it’s likely it won’t be renewed.

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 11:18 AM

Maddon won’t get fired. His contract is up and it’s likely it won’t be renewed.

It was confirmed today he will not return. I guess it’s not quite a firing...

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 11:24 AM

 

It was confirmed today he will not return. I guess it’s not quite a firing...

It kind of is ... but I look at it as a firing if there is still time left on the contract. This was more of a ... 'non-renew' ... but the end result is the same. He's done after today's game.

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 08:36 PM

Clint Hurdle was let go today too.

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 09:13 PM

 

With the season winding down, let's talk about what manager spots will be open this winter.

Already open:

Kansas City - Ned Yost retiring

San Diego - Andy Green fired after 4 seasons.

San Francisco - Bruce Bochy retiring

Potential Openings:

Chicago Cubs - There seems to be a lot of smoke that Joe Maddon will get the blame for missing the playoffs and be fired.
 

I'm not sure which one to apply for.

 

I'd kind of like SF, but unless I get a really good salary, I couldn't afford to live in the city. San Diego would be good, too- even if your team is crappy, you can go surfing after and fuggetaboutit.

 

I like steak, and BBQ, so KC might be OK, but it's in Missouri, so there's that. But I'd really, really want that Cubs job, tho, cuz I really loved living in Chicago, and maybe my old apartment down the block from Wrigley would be available again.That would be cool.

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 09:37 PM

Lots of noise about the Angels moving on and a number of potential openings due to managers leaving for other openings that they'd prefer for various reasons (Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Rockies, White Sox).

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 11:46 PM

Lots of noise about the Angels moving on and a number of potential openings due to managers leaving for other openings that they'd prefer for various reasons (Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Rockies, White Sox).


The White Sox don’t have a managerial opening. They’ve already stated publicly they want Renteria to continue in that role. I haven’t heard that Renteria doesn’t want to stay.

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 12:18 PM

The guy I’m watching is Maddon. Best manager in baseball in my opinion.

Rumor is the Angels will make a full court press to hire Maddon.

If I’m Maddon... I’d take the Padres job. He will be overflowing with depth in San Diego which is what Maddon does better than everyone else.
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Posted 30 September 2019 - 12:19 PM

The job I don’t want is the Cubs. If Maddon didn’t do well enough. How secure is that job? No margin for error I guess.
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Posted 30 September 2019 - 12:28 PM

Buddy of mine had this prediction last week:

 

Ausmus out, Maddon in. Girardi to Cubbies. Kind of makes sense. 

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 07:48 PM

Buddy of mine had this prediction last week:

Ausmus out, Maddon in. Girardi to Cubbies. Kind of makes sense.


Your prediction is 33.33% right so far!

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 11:42 AM

Hurdle is out at Pittsburgh, Morosi thinks Twins derek Shelton is a good fit. 

 

Pirates fans of course don't like ownership and wonder why Shelton would want to go to a team that doesn't spend any money. ;)

 

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 01:14 PM

Hurdle is out at Pittsburgh, Morosi thinks Twins derek Shelton is a good fit. 

 

Pirates fans of course don't like ownership and wonder why Shelton would want to go to a team that doesn't spend any money. ;)

 

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Unless a franchise situation is known to be toxic, anyone will accept an offer if one is received. There are only 30 jobs. If it goes badly for reasons outside your control, some other team will take you. That's where "retreads" come from.

 

And I think the conventional wisdom is that it's a feather in any organization's cap, to have their assistants promoted to other organizations. More assistants can always be found.

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 01:48 PM

Unless a franchise situation is known to be toxic, anyone will accept an offer if one is received. There are only 30 jobs. If it goes badly for reasons outside your control, some other team will take you. That's where "retreads" come from.

And I think the conventional wisdom is that it's a feather in any organization's cap, to have their assistants promoted to other organizations. More assistants can always be found.

agreed, I think Shelton would be foolish not to take any MLB manager job (were one offered) because there are many years where none are open, and many qualified candidates go their whole career without reaching that pinnacle.

I just thought it was funny that the Pirates fans complain like they’re the only fan base of a team with stingy ownership.
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Posted 01 October 2019 - 03:33 PM

 

Buddy of mine had this prediction last week:

 

Ausmus out, Maddon in. Girardi to Cubbies. Kind of makes sense. 

Some of my Cubs fan friends are predicting David Ross will be the new Cubs manager.

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 03:35 PM

The White Sox don’t have a managerial opening. They’ve already stated publicly they want Renteria to continue in that role. I haven’t heard that Renteria doesn’t want to stay.


Wouldn’t it be interesting if the white Sox fire Renteria to hire Maddon, after the Cubs did the same thing?
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Posted 01 October 2019 - 03:39 PM

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 05:02 PM

Last year... Teams were raiding the same organizations as they try to modernize. The Rays, The Dodgers, The Cubs, The Astros. 

 

The Twins are now one of those clubs. 

 

If last year was any indication... I believe this will continue and I predict we will hear Shelton's name mentioned as a candidate for multiple manager openings. 

 

I wouldn't be shocked if he landed one of them. 

 

 

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