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Re: Ned Yost fired

Postby Yoda » Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:21 pm

I thought that he would be the first manager to get fired this year.

I lost all faith in him when he allowed Gallardo to continue pitching with a torn knee.
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Re: Ned Yost fired

Postby Scooter1027 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:29 pm

knapplc wrote:I'm sure this isn't the first time a team with postseason aspirations has pulled a move like this... but I don't recall it. Anyone else think of a team tied for a postseason berth firing their manager with two weeks left? This is amazing.

You have to wonder what that backstory is. There HAS to be a reason for this timing.


Yes, they're still tied atop the wild card standings, but they look like a shell of the team that was once 6 up. One of Yost's bigger assets at times (loyalty to his players) has become a big detriment down the stretch. He has been too lax, hasn't gotten on or benched any of his players. He continues to trot out massive underacheivers like Gagne, Riske, and Bill Hall in big spots. Will Sveum be any different? I don't know, maybe not.

The only reason I can think of regarding this timing is that it could be one last ditch effort to light a fire under these players. It's basically saying that their crappy play cost Yost his job, now what are they going to do? Looking at this roster, I would say there's 2-5 players or so whose job for next year is nearly 100% safe -- Braun, Gallardo, and most likely Bush, Parra, and Torres. Anyone else could end up traded (Fielder w/Gamel taking over, Hardy w/Escobar taking over, Hart with one of many OF prospects taking over), or just flat losing their job (Weeks, Hall, Cameron). This is a message that no job is safe, and that anything short of the playoffs will be viewed as a failure. I agree.
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Re: Ned Yost fired

Postby KCollins1304 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:42 pm

May this will shave 10 innings off of CC's use for the rest of the season before he becomes a Yankee. :-)
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Re: Ned Yost fired

Postby noseeum » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:18 pm

I don't really get the, "Yeah, this guy's terrible, but why fire him right now?" position. Because he's terrible! That's why. It's ALWAYS the right time to fire a terrible manager. And Yost is the worst.
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Re: Ned Yost fired

Postby KCollins1304 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:26 pm

noseeum wrote:I don't really get the, "Yeah, this guy's terrible, but why fire him right now?" position. Because he's terrible! That's why. It's ALWAYS the right time to fire a terrible manager. And Yost is the worst.


The problem is that he has been terrible for the last 2 years, what changed now that pushed ownership/GM over the edge?
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Re: Ned Yost fired

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:21 pm

Ned Yost fired


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Re: Ned Yost fired

Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:16 am

i guess everyone can blame the philadelphia phillies.
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Re: Ned Yost fired

Postby markj11 » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:01 am

KCollins1304 wrote:
noseeum wrote:I don't really get the, "Yeah, this guy's terrible, but why fire him right now?" position. Because he's terrible! That's why. It's ALWAYS the right time to fire a terrible manager. And Yost is the worst.


The problem is that he has been terrible for the last 2 years, what changed now that pushed ownership/GM over the edge?


Because they paid a big price to rent CC. Also, Sheets will probably be gone next year. Like someone else posted, they could be semi-rebuilding next year so the time is now.
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Re: Ned Yost fired

Postby noseeum » Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:40 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:
noseeum wrote:I don't really get the, "Yeah, this guy's terrible, but why fire him right now?" position. Because he's terrible! That's why. It's ALWAYS the right time to fire a terrible manager. And Yost is the worst.


The problem is that he has been terrible for the last 2 years, what changed now that pushed ownership/GM over the edge?


Management finally accepted that he actually does stink. Once you realize that, there's no time like the present.
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Re: Ned Yost fired

Postby stevethumb » Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:52 pm

i agree w/the above poster..a yost infection does indeed stink

the brewers will be the wild card anyway since CC and sheets will be pitching 6 of their final 12 games
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