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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:44 am

Havok1517 wrote:Not saying that you're wrong but Girardi hasn't done anything to disprove that he can work with veterans as a manager.


yea i agree, but i think bochy has proven himself already.
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Postby Havok1517 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:56 am

The Miner Part 2 wrote:
Havok1517 wrote:Not saying that you're wrong but Girardi hasn't done anything to disprove that he can work with veterans as a manager.


yea i agree, but i think bochy has proven himself already.


I'm not a big Bochy fan. He's proven he can win in a weak division and in a low key place to play. I'm okay with how he manages pitching but his lineup borders on Narron-like wierdness.
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Postby 1337_Dude » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:19 am

His year as Yankees bench coach had to have given him plenty of experience dealing with veterans. I will say that he does need to go to a place where the owner/gm allow him to do his own thing.
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Postby wrveres » Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:00 am

I am hearing rumblings that Texas is a big big fan of Bochy's :-o
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Postby 1337_Dude » Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:25 am

wrveres wrote:I am hearing rumblings that Texas is a big big fan of Bochy's :-o

Any news on who the Pad's would look at if Bochy left?
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Postby wrveres » Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:50 am

1337_Dude wrote:
wrveres wrote:I am hearing rumblings that Texas is a big big fan of Bochy's :-o

Any news on who the Pad's would look at if Bochy left?


nothing yet .. just rumblings ..

"More than one team wanted to speak to Bochy"

"Texas .. this, Texas .. that"

Bruce Bochy is a solid manager. He has his flaws, sure, but a great players guy, thats for sure. The exact opposite of Showalter.

Bochy shouldn't be the guy at fault here. Its the quality of the product that Bochy is forced to use that is the issue, and that is all KT.

Kevin Towers was content to open the season with Castilla at 3B, and Mirabelli behind the plate. Then the pyschos in Boston freaked out cus there back up catcher was gone and Kevin got a gift phone call. Then Mike Piazza fell into his lap. Nobody wanted him. It was early March, and lo and behold, hereeeesss Mike. Kevin simply awnsered the phone, again ..

Nope It was Mirabelli and Castilla .. and uuummm Klesko. Adrian was supposed to be in the minors. A toss in on the Chris Young deal.

God I hope that Bochy doesn't go.
Look at the garbage he has had to play every year ..

Chris Gomez
Lankford
Bubba
Wiki ..
Ruben
De Angelo ..
Burroughs ..

and Bochy works miracles with it ..

a 50 year old Ricky
Rondell

uggghh ..
And they want to give Kevin Towers awards ... blah!

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Postby RugbyD » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:49 am

The fact the Piniella is the anti-Dusty gives me the warm fuzzies.
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Postby ThatDude » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:33 am

Cleveland Steamers wrote:The Cubs going after another old manager disgusts me. Girardi is the easy choice here. Raised in Peoria, IL and grew a huge Cub fan. Later a loved Cub player. And now could come back to the Cubs to manage....a perfect scenerio. Hendry is really starting to lose my confidence...fast.


A perfect scenario how?

I like Girardi as much as the next guy, but I haven't seen enough of him as a manager to have any confidence in his abilities. Being a hometown guy shouldn't give him any bonus points on his resume.


I'd go with Brenly before Girardi, and I'd go with Pinella before Brenly, but Bochy would be the best choice.
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Postby Another Blown Save » Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:40 pm

According to ESPN Radio, Piniella signed a 3-year deal, 3 million per year.
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Piniella new Cubs manager

Postby DevilDriver » Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:43 pm

CHICAGO -- Lou Piniella apparently will take his fiery brand of managing to "the Windy City."

Chicago radio station ESPN 1000 reported Monday that the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a three-year deal with Piniella.

Financial terms have not been finalized, but the radio station is reporting that Piniella will receive approximately $3 million annually. The Cubs officially will announce the hiring of Piniella on Tuesday at Wrigley Field.

Piniella, 63, faces a difficult task in turning around a Cubs franchise which posted a 66-96 record in 2006 and has reached the postseason just twice in the last 17 years.

The subject of numerous recent rumors, Piniella owns a career record of 1,519-1,420 in 19 seasons with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the Seattle Mariners, the Cincinnati Reds and the New York York Yankees. He guided the Reds to a World Series championship in 1990 and twice was named American League Manager of the Year while with the Mariners.

On Friday, Piniella took himself out of the running for the San Francisco Giants' opening. He has also spoken to the Washington Nationals and Texas Rangers, although he said the Washington job is not an ideal fit.

Piniella, 63, has been working in television since parting ways with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays after the 2005 season following three difficult years as manager.

The Cubs chose not to bring back manager Dusty Baker when his contract expired.


Good move by the Cubs. ;-D
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