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Re: Riccardi fired

Postby Pogotheostrich » Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:10 pm

mweir145 wrote:
BitterDodgerFan wrote:but what if bluejays were in the NL WEST!?!?!?! they would be the division champs!

Maybe we'll find that out when JP gets the Padres job!


I'm willing to lay odds Riccardi doesn't get another GM job.
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Re: Riccardi fired

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:12 pm

I'll never forget that night where I was watching Sunday Night Baseball around the trade deadline and Steve Phillips stumbled on a couple words and "accidentally" called him "J.P. Retardi". ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D
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Re: Riccardi fired

Postby mweir145 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:25 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
mweir145 wrote:
BitterDodgerFan wrote:but what if bluejays were in the NL WEST!?!?!?! they would be the division champs!

Maybe we'll find that out when JP gets the Padres job!

I'm willing to lay odds Riccardi doesn't get another GM job.

Unless teams are scared off by his general conduct (and that's certainly possible, JP is a complete [mod edit]), he's a better candidate than a lot of names out there. He built some pretty good teams in Toronto.
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Re: Riccardi fired

Postby Pogotheostrich » Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:48 pm

mweir145 wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:
mweir145 wrote:Maybe we'll find that out when JP gets the Padres job!

I'm willing to lay odds Riccardi doesn't get another GM job.

Unless teams are scared off by his general conduct (and that's certainly possible, JP is a complete [mod edit]), he's a better candidate than a lot of names out there. He built some pretty good teams in Toronto.


Most owners don't want to take the risk. Riccardi fairly or unfairly hasn't been portrayed very well. The Dunn feud and non-trade of Halladay made him look like an idiot in the national media. Besides if Depodesta can't get a 2nd chance as a GM I don't see how Riccardi gets one.
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Re: Riccardi fired

Postby mweir145 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:56 pm

I think DePodesta will get another shot...sooner or later.
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Re: Riccardi fired

Postby kimchi_chigae » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:49 pm

Now get Kevin Towers. ;-D
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Re: Riccardi fired

Postby Pogotheostrich » Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:32 pm

mweir145 wrote:I think DePodesta will get another shot...sooner or later.

I hope so.
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Re: Riccardi fired

Postby bigken117 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:50 pm

nice perry av Pogo ;-D

just keeping the thread alive :-b
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Re: Riccardi fired

Postby AussieDodger » Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:06 am

I summarize today's happenings thusly.............

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Re: Riccardi fired

Postby mweir145 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:37 pm

"J.P. is right about one thing, it is a significant competitive disadvantage to work in that division," says Keith Law. "They're going to have to out-GM and outsmart the other teams in the division, some of whom are very good run by good GMs with very good scouting departments. You've got to be one of the best drafting teams, one of the best scouting teams. His tenure wasn't a failure, people who try to depict it as a failure I think are doing him a disservice. They had some very good years in a very tough division. They did do some things well … (but) it's clear he's not going to build the 95-win team that's going to go the playoffs in the AL East. He's not the right guy for that."
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