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    Re: Who should be the next Manager?

    Hey... it's all good! We are in anticipation! It's like watching infield drills and batting practice before the game starts. this is a good thing!

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    Re: Who should be the next Manager?

    Well I might as well throw a name out there as my guy to right the ship.....Glenn Hoffman, he is currently the Padres 3rd base coach, and he has managerial experience before in LADodgers. He is still relatively young and he could be around for awhile. I think he should at least get a look. I want a complete coaching staff makeover, although I do like Brook Jacoby and Billy Hatcher on this staff. Jacoby has made strides with Dunn, and Hatcher was one of my favorite Reds from '90.

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    Re: Who should be the next Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by wally post View Post
    Hey... it's all good! We are in anticipation! It's like watching infield drills and batting practice before the game starts. this is a good thing!
    When's the last time they took infield?

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    Re: Who should be the next Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander View Post
    When's the last time they took infield?
    Yeah, I know. I live in the dark ages. It's a very happy place.

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    Re: Who should be the next Manager?

    Whats Joe Oliver up to? Seems catchers make pretty good managers. I'm just throwing that out there. Flame on!
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    Re: Who should be the next Manager?

    My vote would go to one of the following.

    Top choices:
    Davey Johnson
    Cito Gaston
    Dave Duncan

    Too old but would settle for if we had the right circumstances (we don't):
    Frank Robinson
    Jack McKeon

    Don't know enough about but willing to listen:
    Joe Girardi ( I know plenty but would like to know more)
    Glenn Hoffman (I know his mgr history, but not his philosphy by any stretch)

    Don't want but I'd take:
    Tony LaRussa (only if he came with Duncan)
    Bobby Valentine

    How about a sleeper or 2?:
    Scott Ullger (Minn. 3rd base coach
    Joe Vavra (Minn. Batting coach)

    Odds on favorite:
    Pete Mackanin
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    Re: Who should be the next Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    You want a sleeper? Torey Luvullo.

    Might be the next big thing when it comes to managers.
    Very interesting. Indians AAA manager - interviewed for the Dodgers job opening last year - just might be a guy on the cusp they should lock onto.

    I'll have to dig up some more on this guy - good point M2.

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    Re: Who should be the next Manager?

    How about Terry Pendleton?
    "My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton

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    Re: Who should be the next Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    Odds on favorite:
    Pete Mackanin
    Until he gets fired mid-season 2009.
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    Re: Who should be the next Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    I'm not so sure Bobby V would be a big hit around here at RZ; he's picked up some crazy ideas from the Japanese about how pitch counts aren't all they are made out to be...

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseb...pitchers_x.htm
    Japanese body types are certainly different than those of North American.

    Their training programs are different to suit their bodies.

    Heck, even some Latin pitchers seem to have endless endurance, particularly the Cubans.

    North American pitchers used to throw a lot of innings and pitches back in the day. Just look at pitchers from the inception/invention of baseball until the 1970s.

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    Re: Who should be the next Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcclain19 View Post
    Very interesting. Indians AAA manager - interviewed for the Dodgers job opening last year - just might be a guy on the cusp they should lock onto.

    I'll have to dig up some more on this guy - good point M2.
    For this reason alone, they should hire him:

    His father, Sam Lovullo, was a producer on the television show Hee Haw.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torey_Lovullo
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    Re: Who should be the next Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    How about Terry Pendleton?
    When the Phillies were looking for a new manager (before hiring Manuel), Pendleton was the guy I wanted. He comes from a culture of success, and Atlanta's offense has done well the past few years while he has been their hitting coach. I'd like to see him get a shot as a manager somewhere, and I think Cincinnati would be a solid fit. Otherwise, it appears that the Braves are just grooming him to take over for Bobby Cox once he retires, whenever that will be.

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    Re: Who should be the next Manager?

    I don't see Valentine coming here for the same reasons I don't see Girardi coming here: he'd want to go straight to a winner, preferably a big city. Valentine thrived in New York, and I can't see him leaving Japan (a place he adores) for a place like Cincinnati, where winning is at the very least a year or two away.

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    Who do you want to be the next Reds manager?

    I like Bazooka Joe Girardi

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    Re: Who do you want to be the next Reds manager?

    Not a single option on that list excites me in anyway.

    Ugh - it's going to be a fun few months.


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