Assuming Scioscia gets canned as reports have been saying, If you picked other (whether a retread or your favorite 3rd base coach) please indicate in the comments.
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Girardi or Scioscia?
Posted 30 September 2013 - 05:35 PM
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Posted 30 September 2013 - 05:42 PM
Since Ausmus was rumored to be on the shortlist before the Svuem decision came down, I think he's got to be included in the mix. I wouldn't mind seeing Sandy Alomar or Mike Maddux get serious looks. Risking the wrath of TWTW crowd, I hope Matt Williams does not get hired for the Cubs job.
Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:21 PM
I don't have anyone else. I just don't think it will be one of the two. I see Girardi taking a little time off and I actually don't know anything about Scioscia, but I was thinking he old school, isn't he?
Scioscia is a good guy, but is definitely old school. I do not see a fit there. I was repeatedly surprised by Sveum's moves counter to Sabremetrics---e.g., bunting and batting Barney second.
One of Scioscia's greatest talents is his ability to persuade umpires to confer and reverse calls that go against his team.
Posted 01 October 2013 - 07:33 AM
I am already tired of seeing Scioscia and Girardi's names misspelled. Either would be as bad as Piniella. Maddux would be sort of a problem in that respect as well. Since ex-catchers seem to be in vogue, how about Ed Ott? That would be pretty easy. I'll just go with Mark Grace. I know I have that one down.
Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:22 PM
It will be hard to find someone meeting the dual requirements of having had success at the ML level and success developing young prospects. (I will also add that the FO needs to find someone who is sabremetrically inclined.) Try looking at franchises, rather than managers. If we leniently define success as making the playoffs just once, the list of recent "successful" franchises with a lot of young player development might include Pittsburgh, Washington, Atlanta and Oakland. Managers of those four franchises seem to be locked up.
Posted 01 October 2013 - 02:10 PM
I wanted Clint Hurdle when he left the Rockies. His no-nonsense approach and baseball knowledge would have worked well with this front office. With the Pirates' arms in their farm system and McCutchen, Jones, Walker, and a developing Alvarez and Tabata on the field already, you knew good things were going to happen.
Posted 01 October 2013 - 05:59 PM
No love for Manny Acta? Career record wasnt anything special but he didnt have a whole lot of talent in Washington and his Cleveland teams were killed by injuries. Also is a very Pro-Sabermetrics manager and helped develop some of Cleveland's top young players. Id be a fan of an Alomar Jr. hiring but i think Acta could do a good job
Dark horse: Francona. Could go down as the greatest manager of all time if he manages to end the 2 longest pro sports championship droughts. Plus he and Theo still seem pretty tight but he has a pretty nice gig already
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