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    Re: Cross Your Fingers

    Good Luck TC. I just hope you'll still find the time to post here from time to time. I enjoyed your stories from your playing days.

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    Good day on the interview front despite some bad news. Bad news was my interview with the Red Sox had to be cancelled. Good thing they paid for the plane ticket. :-)

    Good news was the Devil Rays followed up today and confirmed Friday's round two. Second round of talks should go well. A lot of philosophy discussion. Maybe Plato?

    The Braves, which were the team that kinda came out of nowhere yesterday, also followed up today and wanted to know the status of my other interviews. That was pretty cool. "Don't do anyhting until you talk to us". Yes sir.

    The Astros are on deck for tomorrow. I have some great friends there and really look forward to this meeting. I think I have almost psyched myself out. I have worked in and out of Baseball for several years and I still get worked up over interviews. Especially interviews with people I have known for years.

    I have made a real push to talk to the Padres. I interviewed with them and turned down a job in 2003. Not sure that bodes well now but hey..... never know. Tye Waller is still the Director of Player Development and still needs someone to fill that position. I still have the e-mail from Kevin Towers that read "Dissapointed" in the subject line. Eeeeks. Hopefully either he or Tye will return my call. If anyone can help with that I would REALLY appreciate it. The more irons in the fire the better.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
    Cedric 3/24/08

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    Re: Cross Your Fingers

    TC ... don't go to the NL Central - its like the Reds trading intra-division

    good luck to ya!
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    Re: Cross Your Fingers

    Quote Originally Posted by Team Clark
    Thanks all. Your finger crossing must really be working because a team I had desperately wanted to talk to called back this afternoon and asked if I had time to be on a conference call. 3 Hours later, it looks like I will get an offer by Thursday. I still have two interviews to go.

    On a separate note I spoke at length with the Devil Rays this morning. They are not kidding around when it comes to righting the ship. I can tell you they are leaning towards Gerry Hunsicker as the GM. (This means nothing coming from me, just what I gathered) Fortunately, I know him pretty well and that carried some weight in my interview with them today. I was very impressed with their staff and will be in Tampa on Friday for a second interview.
    Congratulations TC. With Hunsinker going to Tampa, most likely you will see Padres GM Kevin Towers leave to be the new Red Sox GM.

    That will leave the Padres and Dodgers looking for GMs. Didn't Theo Epstein once work with Padres prez Sandy Alderson? Maybe Epstein will take over once Towers departs.

    As for the Dodgers...why don't they just name Tommy Lasorda GM unless Bowden takes the job?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krusty
    Congratulations TC. With Hunsinker going to Tampa, most likely you will see Padres GM Kevin Towers leave to be the new Red Sox GM.

    That will leave the Padres and Dodgers looking for GMs. Didn't Theo Epstein once work with Padres prez Sandy Alderson? Maybe Epstein will take over once Towers departs.

    As for the Dodgers...why don't they just name Tommy Lasorda GM unless Bowden takes the job?
    Thank you. Towers could go to the Red Sox but he did just make a statement saying he was committed to the Padres for 2006. Of course that also sounds a lot like "This is not a firesale". i.e John Allen

    Epstein worked closely with Larry Lucchino in San Diego and eventually Boston. Their relationship actually started in Baltimore. Not too sure if he corssed paths with Sandy Alderson.

    Lasorda was the GM for a short period and he hated it. I think he just wants to be able to pick up the phone and call a few shots when he needs too.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
    Cedric 3/24/08

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    Glad to hear things are going in an overwhelmingly positive direction Team Clark. Keeping my fingers crossed until a resolution comes about for you. Hard to type that way, but hey, what are fellow boardies for?

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    Re: Cross Your Fingers

    Not to sound out of the loop, but what job is it that you're hoping to get (if you can even say publicly at this time)?

    Good luck in any event!
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    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30
    Not to sound out of the loop, but what job is it that you're hoping to get (if you can even say publicly at this time)?

    Good luck in any event!
    Maybe if he can't say it "publicly" he could PM the curious among us.

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    Re: Cross Your Fingers

    Regardless of the position TCII is going for, He'll be an asset to the bunch that hires him.

    Good luck (boy, am I redundant today), and keep us posted.

    Not interviewing with the Reds? :-)
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    Re: Cross Your Fingers

    The problem is that, like Bill James and the Red Sox, we'll stop hearing the little extra tidbits from TCII as soon as he's on a major-league payroll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc. Scott
    The problem is that, like Bill James and the Red Sox, we'll stop hearing the little extra tidbits from TCII as soon as he's on a major-league payroll.
    C'mon.. I don't post as much anymore to begin with!! I was on Major League payroll this year and still posted.

    Glad to see Gerry Hunsicker get the job in Tampa. This could really help me tomorrow. Now that Mr. Hunsicker is in place I hope to be meeting with him as well as Mr. Silverman tomorrow. If they offer me a job tomorrow, I don't see how I could say "no".

    Houston was fantastic. Our meeting went very well and I was "GRILLED" for the better part of an hour and a half. I even brought my own scouting reports for them to review against their staff's. Gutsy but it WORKED!!! The Astros leave you with a tremedous feeling of confidence and stability. I have very close friends who work there. Always good to work at a place where others you trust can look out for you.

    The Braves kept in touch yesterday and we are set to speak again today.

    No word back from the Padres... Long shot anyway. I was pursuing them, not the other way around.

    Someone asked why I was not in contact with the Reds? I would not work for Dan O'Brien or Dean Taylor if it was the last job on earth. Dan's reputation is getting worse and Dean's was bad to begin with. When they get wiped out all the people they bring in are going to go too. I would not want to be a part of that mess. Not to mention the lack of professionalism they dole out on a regular basis. I'll pass.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
    Cedric 3/24/08

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander
    Maybe if he can't say it "publicly" he could PM the curious among us.
    I can't give out the positions as some are still filled. Although most contracts expired Oct 31st. I can say some are in scouting and some are Player Development. I have filled both roles previosuly and have no preference.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
    Cedric 3/24/08

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    Re: Cross Your Fingers

    TC -

    If you end up here in the ATL, holler.

    I'll point you to the right barbecue joints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan
    TC -

    If you end up here in the ATL, holler.

    I'll point you to the right barbecue joints.
    Sweet. I'll do that. Fortunately I will only have to go to Atlanta a few times per year. I will operate mostly out of Cincinnati.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
    Cedric 3/24/08

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    Re: Cross Your Fingers

    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan
    TC -

    If you end up here in the ATL, holler.

    I'll point you to the right barbecue joints.
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