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Re: John Farrell & DCarpenter to Red Sox, Mike Aviles to Jay

Postby mweir145 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:48 am

Jim Tracy is awful. So yeah...please don't be him.
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Re: John Farrell & DCarpenter to Red Sox, Mike Aviles to Jay

Postby Skin Blues » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:31 pm

I'm gonna say it' s Acta. Probably wishful thinking, but giving this newly assembled team to Jim Tracy would be a nightmare. Please, please don't be Jim Tracy.
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Re: John Farrell & DCarpenter to Red Sox, Mike Aviles to Jay

Postby mweir145 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:45 pm

Skin Blues wrote:I'm gonna say it' s Acta. Probably wishful thinking, but giving this newly assembled team to Jim Tracy would be a nightmare. Please, please don't be Jim Tracy.

Acta is probably a good guess. Managed the Dominican WBC team in 2006 that Reyes was on, has connections with AA and his administration.

Nobody needs Jim Tracy's overmanaging.
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Re: John Farrell & DCarpenter to Red Sox, Mike Aviles to Jay

Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:21 am

Gibby? Seriously John gibbons is the new manager?

I hope that his interpersonal skills have improved because we don't need him pissing off expensive blue jays again.
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Re: John Farrell & DCarpenter to Red Sox, Mike Aviles to Jay

Postby Skin Blues » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:44 am

I'm indifferent. Not excited, but not upset. It's strange to listen to a press conference where the new manager sounds like he won the lottery. It's like one of those hidden camera shows where they tell a guy they're the new CEO of a company just to see his reaction before they tell him it's a joke. Gibbons can barely stop being giddy long enough to put on a straight face and say how he feels he's the right man for the job.
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Re: John Farrell & DCarpenter to Red Sox, Mike Aviles to Jay

Postby mweir145 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:00 pm

Gibbons is a fantastic managerial choice and surpasses any expectations I had for the hiring. He's by far the best manager the Jays have had in my time following this team over the last two decades. For the first time since he was scapegoated by JP in 2008, this team will have a manager that actually has a clue about how to manage in-game. A refreshing change, indeed.
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Re: John Farrell & DCarpenter to Red Sox, Mike Aviles to Jay

Postby mweir145 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:05 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:Gibby? Seriously John gibbons is the new manager?

I hope that his interpersonal skills have improved because we don't need him pissing off expensive blue jays again.

Are you referring to the time where Hillenbrand wrote "play for yourselves" and "this ship is sinking" on the clubhouse whiteboard or the time that Ted Lilly showed him up on the mound by not giving him the ball? Because both times it seems fairly obvious that the players were out of line.

Most of Gibbons' past players liked him just fine. So I'm not concerned about his interpersonal skills and I don't think AA is either judging by what he said in that press conference.
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Re: John Farrell & DCarpenter to Red Sox, Mike Aviles to Jay

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:50 am

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Re: John Farrell & DCarpenter to Red Sox, Mike Aviles to Jay

Postby mweir145 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:39 pm

This hiring is made even funnier by all those who ignorantly dislike him because they connect his time to the failure of the JP Ricciardi era. It's great that AA just plain doesn't care about any of the PR aspects of it.

I've been wishing Gibbons would come back ever since he was scapegoated. Always thought it was a pipedream before this, but AA has been making such dreams come true over the last week.
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Postby GiantsFan14 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:20 pm

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