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  • I like Dusty Baker very much.

    2 3.08%
  • I am encouraged by Dusty Baker to this point.

    10 15.38%
  • Too early/More info needed

    27 41.54%
  • I am discouraged by Dusty Baker to this point.

    14 21.54%
  • I don't like Dusty Baker at all.

    12 18.46%
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    I hate the Cubs LoganBuck's Avatar
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    Your opinion of Dusty Baker

    I wanted to get a Redszone Poll on your opinions of Dusty Baker to start the season after the completion of spring training.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Your opinion of Dusty Baker

    It's not good.
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    Re: Your opinion of Dusty Baker

    Someone who is in the role of making decisions who doesn't know how to make them.
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    Re: Your opinion of Dusty Baker

    I've seen worse.
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    Re: Your opinion of Dusty Baker

    Um...

    The Good: Handling of the media and clubhouse. Leadership and respect he brings (i.e. got rid of Stanton)

    The Bad: Perceived rep of favoring vets and shredding young arms

    The Ugly: The complete lack of understanding of run production and lineup construction, especially judging by his quotes to said media
    Last edited by *BaseClogger*; 04-01-2008 at 10:13 PM.
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Your opinion of Dusty Baker

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    I wanted to get a Redszone Poll on your opinions of Dusty Baker to start the season after the completion of spring training.
    What are the options?

    For the record, I'm undecided on The Dusty, as I don't think he's fully evaluated the talent of the 25 man roster, much less the organization.

    To play on a Bill Parcells analogy, we can't expect The Dusty to cook us a World Champion meal if he doesn't know what he's got in his pantry or what he's missing from his pantry.


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    nm, there's options now
    Last edited by Highlifeman21; 04-01-2008 at 10:04 PM. Reason: replied too soon, no options yet!

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    Re: Your opinion of Dusty Baker

    Should've made it public. I want the Dusty lovers outed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: Your opinion of Dusty Baker

    Oh yeah, and you probably couldn't have picked a worst roster to hand over to Dusty. Bad fit...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Your opinion of Dusty Baker

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    Um...

    The Good: Handling of the media and clubhouse. Leadership and respect he brings (i.e. got read of Stanton)

    The Bad: Perceived rep of favoring vets and shredding young arms

    The Ugly: The complete lack of understanding of run production and lineup construction, at least judging by his quotes to said media
    Not just his quotes to the media... there's plenty of evidence on hand dealing with line-up construction/PT decisions that backs up what he continuously espouses as how to PTGTRW.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: Your opinion of Dusty Baker

    Good manager and leader of people, poor strategizer and tactician. Would love to have him on the coaching staff, just not as the #1 guy. Very poor fit for a team that's going to require patience.

    That's all I say on the topic... in this thread.
    Last edited by RedsManRick; 04-01-2008 at 10:11 PM.
    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: Your opinion of Dusty Baker

    this thing has 20 page thread written all over it...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Your opinion of Dusty Baker

    Ask me again after Cueto and Volquez get 10-15 appearances under their belt.
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    Re: Your opinion of Dusty Baker

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Ask me again after Cueto and Volquez get 10-15 appearances under their belt.
    And Joey Votto gets a hundred plate appearances.

    My opinion of Mr. Baker isn't too high at the moment, but I will admit that is due to the preconcieved notions that I have of him as a manager though. Spring training and one regular season game just isn't enough time for me to erase those notions.
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    Re: Your opinion of Dusty Baker

    I like Dusty a lot...
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    Re: Your opinion of Dusty Baker

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    Should've made it public.
    I wish you had. I prefer public polls because then I can see where my opinion rates with those posters whom I respect.

    Ooops. You didn't start the thread.
    Last edited by Reds Nd2; 04-01-2008 at 10:44 PM. Reason: Spelling among other things.
    "...You just have a wider lens than one game."
    --Former Reds GM Wayne Krivsky, on why he didn't fly Josh Hamilton to Colorado for one game.

    "...its money well-spent. Don't screw around with your freedom."
    --Roy Tucker, on why you need to lawyer up when you find yourself swimming with sharks.


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