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    Re: Managerial search over. It's Dusty.

    Interesting web site: "Fire Dusty Baker!"
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    Re: Managerial search over. It's Dusty.

    Norris Hopper will be the starting CF next year. Bet on it. Hamilton will be traded or Dunn's option will not be picked up.

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    Re: Managerial search over. It's Dusty.

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Norris Hopper will be the starting CF next year. Bet on it. Hamilton will be traded or Dunn's option will not be picked up.
    Maybe... and perhaps monkeys will fly out of Marty's butt too.

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    Re: Managerial search over. It's Dusty.

    I root for laundry, but this is pushing it. I'll give him a fair chance.
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    Re: Managerial search over. It's Dusty.

    Well see you in October...of 2020.

    Maybe he wasn't the worst candidate (Bob Boone is still lurking out there), but c'mon, there are better people to manage this team.

    I'm willing to hope that he can learn new things (like not overwork young pitchers, teach and have your team play fundementals and don't look the other way when steroids are involved), but I'm not hopeful.

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    Re: Managerial search over. It's Dusty.

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Norris Hopper will be the starting CF next year. Bet on it. Hamilton will be traded or Dunn's option will not be picked up.
    1) I don't believe Dusty would have the pull to make those decisions.

    2) Hamilton being traded wouldn't be the worst case scenario, especially if he got some young pitching in return.

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    Re: Managerial search over. It's Dusty.

    Seriously though... I've read numerous times here on Redszone that the manager doesn't matter, that it's all about talent period. I'm getting whiplash.

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    Re: Managerial search over. It's Dusty.

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Seriously though... I've read numerous times here on Redszone that the manager doesn't matter, that it's all about talent period. I'm getting whiplash.
    I come from that school...except most anti-Dustys on here are worried about the future health of the pitching staff and not the W/L record.

    Give anyone the talent and they have a better chance at succeeding.

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    Re: Managerial search over. It's Dusty.

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Seriously though... I've read numerous times here on Redszone that the manager doesn't matter, that it's all about talent period. I'm getting whiplash.
    Not from me you didn't. The manager matters, as do the 25 players in the roster, the 40 man, the GM, the farm system, and I also believe the fans.

    This manager just doesn't seem to be the right fit for this organization, IMO. Of course, the right fit of a manager hasn't happened much the last 25 years, and when it does, the Reds find away to run the manager out of town (Pinella, Johnson, McKeon).

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    Re: Managerial search over. It's Dusty.

    gm and I share the same sickness....being Reds and Vikes fans. (I like the Sixers too, so I should get more sympathy.) I'm in the middle of the trifecta every fan dreads. Your team is THE most embarrassing in every pro sport.

    However, for all of you threatening dropping your allegience, EI subscription, season tickets etc....let me share with you what I've already come to realize.

    "I can't quit you"

    And really, that's what makes it the most painful. You could't walk away if you wanted to.
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    Re: Managerial search over. It's Dusty.

    Awaiting a call from my old college roommate....born and raised in Chicago....DIE HARD Cubs fan (an actual Cubs fan)....works in the Chicago TV market....left him a message last night to give me one good reason to like this move....

    We'll see if he calls back.


    I'm going to go into this with an open mind....maybe Dusty will prove us all wrong. Win me some games, and chances are I'll forget about this conversation.

    He's now the manager of my baseball team....and I've decided not to move





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    Re: Managerial search over. It's Dusty.

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Seriously though... I've read numerous times here on Redszone that the manager doesn't matter, that it's all about talent period. I'm getting whiplash.
    Not from this fan you have not.

    And Baker's potential negatives make this move frightening. He's pretty much the opposite from what I was hoping for this organization.

    I, as ever, am the north-going Zax. The Reds front office are south-going Zax's. Regime after regime. The thing is, compromise is only required from me. Dr. Suess' lesson is lost on them.

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    Re: Managerial search over. It's Dusty.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Awaiting a call from my old college roommate....born and raised in Chicago....DIE HARD Cubs fan (an actual Cubs fan)....works in the Chicago TV market....left him a message last night to give me one good reason to like this move....

    We'll see if he calls back.


    I'm going to go into this with an open mind....maybe Dusty will prove us all wrong. Win me some games, and chances are I'll forget about this conversation.

    He's now the manager of my baseball team....and I've decided not to move.
    I'm with you, Matt. I don't love it, but atleast Dusty has won before. I'm just hoping this signing means that Bob, Wayne, and the Reds will be active this winter to legitamitely improve the club.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Managerial search over. It's Dusty.

    How long before Norris starts everyday in CF, Freel at 3B, and Cantu at first? How long before Burton gets buried?
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Managerial search over. It's Dusty.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    How long before Norris starts everyday in CF, Freel at 3B, and Cantu at first? How long before Burton gets buried?
    I can't see Cantu starting at 1st vs RHPs, unless Votto bombs the first month or 2.

    The others won't shock me.


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