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    my managerial choice

    http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/team/...id=24103141732

    probably wouldn't win, but I'd settle for anyone that can break the century-long pitching curse

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    He's a former Twin.
    Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.

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    Pitching coaches have usually not turned out to be good managers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Pitching coaches have usually not turned out to be good managers.

    managers schmanagers. we've had good 'uns before.

    but my grandfather is 90 and has never seen good Reds pitching. Ease his pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    managers schmanagers. we've had good 'uns before.

    but my grandfather is 90 and has never seen good Reds pitching. Ease his pain.
    I'm on board, especially if it means no Baker.
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    a bird in the hand...
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    Princeton,

    What do you think of/know about Jamie Quirk? Clint Hurdle has gotten a lot of credit for the Rockies' recent success. But I note that 1. it's Jamie Quirk who calls the pitches and 2. the Rockies have the best NL ERA since the all-star break, despite a dearth of top-shelf pitchers.
    ". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    Princeton,

    What do you think of/know about Jamie Quirk? Clint Hurdle has gotten a lot of credit for the Rockies' recent success. But I note that 1. it's Jamie Quirk who calls the pitches and 2. the Rockies have the best NL ERA since the all-star break, despite a dearth of top-shelf pitchers.
    I for one am a HUGE Jamie Quirk fan. I can't see the Rockies letting him leave.
    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 cincinnati chili View Post
    Princeton,

    What do you think of/know about Jamie Quirk?.
    nada. but I'm in favor of ANYONE that can fix the pitching, especially pitching in a homer-heaven. so it works for me.

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    The Reds really need to find a former catcher to be their manager....

    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    The Reds really need to find a former catcher to be their manager....

    BBBB

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    Re: my managerial choice

    Who was a worse manager?

    Bob Boone or Russ Nixon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Clark View Post
    I for one am a HUGE Jamie Quirk fan. I can't see the Rockies letting him leave.
    Really?

    I know that Boston wouldn't let Ken Macha leave a few years ago, but that was during spring training.

    It seems to me it would set a horrible organizational precedent to not let a bench coach interview for a promotion to another team, so long as he gave the organization plenty of notice (say between the World Series and winter meetings).
    ". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Who was a worse manager?

    Bob Boone or Russ Nixon?

    Bob Boone. Russ didn't have a lot to work with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Who was a worse manager?

    Bob Boone or Russ Nixon?
    Dave Miley
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