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Postby Rance Mulliniks » Tue May 31, 2005 6:29 pm

I think people over-estimate how many potential managers out there would turn down a job (such as the KC job). For many of these guys, including former managers and those hoping to break into the managerial ranks, baseball is their passion. With a limited number of major league (yes KC still counts) jobs, I think all but the very top-tier of managers would take just about any job offered to them.

As for who I think KC could have looked to over Bell, I'd include Terry Collins, Jerry Manuel, Howe, Gene Lamont and even Jimy Williams. I understand KC wanting to hire someone with experience, so that ruled out White (who I think will make a good manager someday) and guys like RedSox bench boss Brad Mills. Baird obviously took his time to think about it, but I still don't see Bell being a good pick.
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Postby acsguitar » Tue May 31, 2005 6:32 pm

They coulda hired me...I woulda taken the job easy...
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Postby Rance Mulliniks » Tue May 31, 2005 6:34 pm

acsguitar wrote:They coulda hired me...I woulda taken the job easy...


Sorry, I meant to include ACS in my list, too!! ;-)
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Postby Slump Busters » Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:09 am

Glad Frank White was passed over or was not offered. He would have only tarnished his legacy as a Royal. No one can lead that group of AAA players to a winning season, no need for Frank to take over and get stuck with a losing managers tag.
Hell they just brought up a kid from AA to START in the outfield. I was listening to the radio thinking he would be some serious stud. His BA in AA was in the .280 range. When AAA Omaha does not have a better option and you have to resort to AA to find an outfielder that just proves your team is in a world of hurt.
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