CubsFan7724 wrote:Scapegoat firing. What was he supposed to do with that garbage?
Yeah, realistically this is a joke.
Lou isn't the problem, the management is.
Certainly management shares the majority of the blame, but Lou was a horrific fit in the first place. What we need is a developmental manager who's foremost goal is not
to win games, but to develop young talent. Yes, this is contradictory to the point of the game of baseball, but in order to build a powerhouse for the future in the AL East, it is what needs to be done. No way would Lou be content doing that kind of stuff, nor would most manager (I, personally, wouldn't mind).
And I agree with AT that this isn't really a firing. Lou personally wanted out, but was only staying as a matter of honoring his contract.
Raiders, I see what you're saying. I agree that Naimoli is probably the main reason for our failure. I also recognize that LaMar has made some good choices in the past: the draft and the Kazmir trade. However, he's also made some pretty bad signings in his day. I'm not sure if that's all management. He's gone for a lot of over the hill players in his day, including Greg Vaughn and Roberto Alomar.