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    insagt1 got a reaction from mikelink45 in Next year - add a little fire   
    The buzz around the sports world is the days of the fiery managers and coaches is OVER. Yelling and screaming at the poor overpaid babies just doesn't work anymore.
    I'm not buying it. I don't want a total jerk behind the bench or in the dugout, I want some passion and when needed a bit of brimstone. Whenever they say a manager or coach is a 'player's manager or coach....look out. I don't think thats a compliment, or that it is good.  The manager always has to keep a legitimate distance from his players to have their respect. They have to skilled in a lot of communication skills, but the one that for me never works, is being too soft.
     
    Maybe this is a generational thing...may very well be...but when a manager just gets his hat handed to him the way Rocco did this past series, the very LAST thing fans want to hear, at that moment, is how happy he is with them. You also don't call them a bunch of slugs to the media either....but there has to be some accountability for such a complete failure...when none of the other teams sunk that low.
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    insagt1 got a reaction from Huskertwin in Next year - add a little fire   
    The buzz around the sports world is the days of the fiery managers and coaches is OVER. Yelling and screaming at the poor overpaid babies just doesn't work anymore.
    I'm not buying it. I don't want a total jerk behind the bench or in the dugout, I want some passion and when needed a bit of brimstone. Whenever they say a manager or coach is a 'player's manager or coach....look out. I don't think thats a compliment, or that it is good.  The manager always has to keep a legitimate distance from his players to have their respect. They have to skilled in a lot of communication skills, but the one that for me never works, is being too soft.
     
    Maybe this is a generational thing...may very well be...but when a manager just gets his hat handed to him the way Rocco did this past series, the very LAST thing fans want to hear, at that moment, is how happy he is with them. You also don't call them a bunch of slugs to the media either....but there has to be some accountability for such a complete failure...when none of the other teams sunk that low.
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    insagt1 got a reaction from Bomba2026 in Willians Astudillo: In or out?   
    The Turtle is an asset. You can take all the metrics you want and chuck them in the dumpster IMO. He brings intangibles that few players have in the game today. They have to find a spot for him....not as a starter probably, but as a very valuable sub, who can play anywhere. The other thing is we have a team of free swingers. Turtle puts bat on ball and whenever that happens, things can happen, that don't happen when you strike out. He is a fan favorite (he was enormously popular in Rochester...emphasis on enormous) and also his teammates like him.
     
    I would like to see the Twins carry 12 pitchers and 13 position players. They also will soon have to decide on Arraez and Adrianza. Giving the Turtle that 13th spot gives the team a great deal of flexibility, especially late in games. If he is left off the roster, it would be a major mistake.
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