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    Add Buck Showalter to the list.

    ESPN has reported Buck Showalter has been fired by the Texas Rangers.

    Add him to the list of managers who have been chopped off.
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    Re: Add Buck Showalter to the list.

    I'm a bit surprised that dude from Toronto hasn't gotten the boot yet. I'm now going to call my bookie and have him place money on the Rangers to win it all next year.
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    Re: Add Buck Showalter to the list.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I'm a bit surprised that dude from Toronto hasn't gotten the boot yet. I'm now going to call my bookie and have him place money on the Rangers to win it all next year.
    That would be the pattern. It reminds me of my brother-in-law who is a journalist. He joined the Akron Beacon Journal and shortly thereafter they won the Pullitzer Prize for stories run just before he came over. He then went to the Dallas Morning News and sure enough, the same thing happened, again for stories reported prior to his arrival. He jested that he ought to be on his resume, "You may be next!". He did return to the Beacon Journal where he led the team that one their most recent Pullitzer Prize, so he had a definite hand in that one!

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    Re: Add Buck Showalter to the list.

    You think they might want Narron back? Please? Take him back?
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    Re: Add Buck Showalter to the list.

    Beat me to it Puffy! We'll throw in Milton - no charge!

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    Re: Add Buck Showalter to the list.

    I'd been thinking that Joe Girardi might be a breath of fresh air in Arlington after Showalter. Obviously, management there favors a stern taskmaster at the helm, so I could see it happening.

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    I'm sure Thom and Marty are not upset by this news

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    Re: Add Buck Showalter to the list.

    Fire Narron, Hire Buck, Fire Buck after next year and viola! World Series title for the Reds in 08.
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    Re: Add Buck Showalter to the list.

    Quote Originally Posted by guttle11 View Post
    Fire Narron, Hire Buck, Fire Buck after next year and viola! World Series title for the Reds in 08.
    Then find me two pregame show segments in place of the manager's comments

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    Re: Add Buck Showalter to the list.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    I'd been thinking that Joe Girardi might be a breath of fresh air in Arlington after Showalter. Obviously, management there favors a stern taskmaster at the helm, so I could see it happening.
    I read in today's paper that Girardi is a candidate for this job. Of course that might be idle newspaper speculation or wishful thinking.

    The word in the article was that the Rangers are looking for a replacement who falls somewhere between disciplinarian Showalter and "laid-back Jerry Narron."
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    Re: Add Buck Showalter to the list.

    I've heard quite a bit of gossip about Girardi to Washington as well.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    I've heard quite a bit of gossip about Girardi to Washington as well.
    I wouldn't doubt it but rumor had it that a main conflict Girardi had while in Florida was that he wanted more of a say in player personnel. JimBo has always been one to not let his manager have a lot of say so in that matter. I could see Big Dust going to D.C. before Girardi but I could be mistaken.
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    Re: Add Buck Showalter to the list.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I wouldn't doubt it but rumor had it that a main conflict Girardi had while in Florida was that he wanted more of a say in player personnel. JimBo has always been one to not let his manager have a lot of say so in that matter. I could see Big Dust going to D.C. before Girardi but I could be mistaken.
    Maybe Bowden will give Bob Boone another shot...

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    Re: Add Buck Showalter to the list.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    I'd been thinking that Joe Girardi might be a breath of fresh air in Arlington after Showalter. Obviously, management there favors a stern taskmaster at the helm, so I could see it happening.



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    Re: Add Buck Showalter to the list.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Maybe Bowden will give Bob Boone another shot...
    That was my thinking too. But I would think JimBo would try to land Dusty since he wouldn't get raked over the coals by the D.C. media over it. Papa Boone could be a fallback choice.
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