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Thread: Are you happy with the Reds new choice for manager?

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    Are you happy with the Reds new choice for manager?

    I'm going to have to wait and see

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    Re: Are you happy with the Reds new choice for manager?

    Yeah, me too. This was my approach regardless of who it ended up being. We as Reds fans have haven't had a whole lot to look forward to the last decade, so why not wait and see?

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    Re: Are you happy with the Reds new choice for manager?

    Hey everybody, new to the board. Initially, not happy with the decision. From my limited knowledge, I only remember Dusty taking good teams to the playoffs and losing, burning up arms and making insensitive comments about white players. Seems to me that the organization could have waited a little longer and been more thorough in the hiring process. Didn't hear many other big names discussed throughout the process. I would have liked to have seen somebody else, Dusty was doing fine being an analyst.

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    Re: Are you happy with the Reds new choice for manager?

    Dusty is a reverse racist.

    Horrible manager.

    Not even likable.

    I would have preferred Mackanin 10000x over Dusty.
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    Re: Are you happy with the Reds new choice for manager?

    I think that Dusty would have been my fourth of fifth choice. I would rather of had LaRussa. I would have rather had Mackanian, but most of all I would rather have waited to see what would be out there.
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    Re: Are you happy with the Reds new choice for manager?

    I'm not thrilled with this choice, have never been a big Dusty Baker fan. I would have preferred that Pete was given a shot a full season with the club. Of course, until we get some pitching help I don't really think it's going to matter much who manages the team.

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    Re: Are you happy with the Reds new choice for manager?

    I'll go with wait and see. My initial response was negative, but the guy is a winner. Lots of people were asking for a big name, and, well, now we got it. Let's see what follows. A guy like Dusty Baker most likely isn't going to sit by and accept that the market took the Reds out of the free agent race (the excuse we got last year). So, for that reason it might work out for the better. We'll see though.
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    Re: Are you happy with the Reds new choice for manager?

    Dusty's a great dude, man.

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    Re: Are you happy with the Reds new choice for manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by rotnoid View Post
    I'll go with wait and see. My initial response was negative, but the guy is a winner. Lots of people were asking for a big name, and, well, now we got it. Let's see what follows. A guy like Dusty Baker most likely isn't going to sit by and accept that the market took the Reds out of the free agent race (the excuse we got last year). So, for that reason it might work out for the better. We'll see though.
    I guess the thought that he might bring credibility in the sense that some player would now come to Cincy who wouldn't have before is about the only positive I see at this point. But would it be a player who can help out?

    Along the same lines did he get a committment from Castellini that salary budget woudl be increased.

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    Re: Are you happy with the Reds new choice for manager?

    I think this is better than Keepking Mack....Baker might not be the best ever but he is a proven winner

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    Re: Are you happy with the Reds new choice for manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by stevekun View Post
    I think this is better than Keepking Mack....Baker might not be the best ever but he is a proven winner
    roflmao

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    Re: Are you happy with the Reds new choice for manager?

    Dusty has made some past mistakes as manager, but I will take the wait-and-see approach and see if he improves the team.

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    Re: Are you happy with the Reds new choice for manager?

    What can you do really, but go with the wait-and-see route? Just go out and say Baker's here and now I hate the Reds?

    Gimme a break...I think there are a lot of people here that are being just a touch melodramatic.

    They could hire Satan, any member of the Bush family, or Al Sharpton as a manager and I'd still love the Reds. Hiring Dusty Baker doesn't prompt me to find the highest ledge to jump off of.
    "The players make the manager, it's never the other way." - Sparky Anderson

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    Re: Are you happy with the Reds new choice for manager?

    I wasn't that crazy about any of the candidates, so I'll just have to wait and see.
    Who's on first?

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    Re: Are you happy with the Reds new choice for manager?

    I think Dusty gets pretty bad rap from his days in Chicago. Wood seemed destined to destroy his shoulder with or without Baker at the helms. I've seen a few people talk about him getting to the playoffs and not being able to win. Not everyone can be Joe Torre and win nearly every time out there. I'm rather apathetic towards the Reds right now and their decision for manager. I personally don't think its going to matter, I can't see us being a whole lot better next year if we don't get some pitching. My biggest question was why did we hire a manager so soon? The season is not over yet and who knows who is going to become available. I don't see Larussa or Torre coming here but who knows. If they would have waited another month and hired Baker I think I would have been more ok with it.


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