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    Dusty Baker Stepping Down as Manager

    I didn't see this coming . . .

    mlbtraderumors: Dusty Baker to Step Down
    By Tim Dierkes

    According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Dusty Baker has stepped down as manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Baker cited disagreements with Reds GM Walt Jocketty regarding the team's roster as the cause for turning in his resignation. Jocketty reportedly refused to make an effort to obtain Juan Pierre as the starting left fielder, resulting in a disgruntled Baker, who says he will use the time off to be with family.

    Replacing Baker as manager is Reds first base coach Billy Hatcher. Hatcher, 48, was a member of the 1990 Reds team that went on to win a World Series. No announcement has been made as to who will replace Hatcher as first base coach.

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    Re: Dusty Baker Stepping Down as Manager

    Gonna be a long day

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    Re: Dusty Baker Stepping Down as Manager

    Hummmm.....oh look....it's 4/1/09.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    There's Foolery and then there is Cruelty...
    "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."

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    Re: Dusty Baker Stepping Down as Manager

    What was the long one of these from last year - claiming Bill Cunningham said we had acquired Teedgarden? wasn't it?

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    Re: Dusty Baker Stepping Down as Manager

    I know what day this is. It does look convincing though.
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    Re: Dusty Baker Stepping Down as Manager

    There's funny and there's cruel. This is the latter.
    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: Dusty Baker Stepping Down as Manager

    I heard that the Reds had traded Willy Taveras to St. Louis for Albert Pujols. I am trying to get confirmation of the deal.
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    Re: Dusty Baker Stepping Down as Manager

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    I heard that the Reds had traded Willy Taveras to St. Louis for Albert Pujols. I am trying to get confirmation of the deal.
    Nooo way the Cardinals do this unless the Reds throw in Jacque Jones and the rights to Jeff Shaw's hometown discount.

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    Re: Dusty Baker Stepping Down as Manager

    Wily Mo Pena was sent down to the minors.

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    Re: Dusty Baker Stepping Down as Manager

    The lack of a sticky told me this was a tricky.
    Last edited by Unassisted; 04-01-2009 at 01:39 PM.
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    Re: Dusty Baker Stepping Down as Manager

    It's not Hatcher replacing him. It's Bob Boone.

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    Re: Dusty Baker Stepping Down as Manager

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    It's not Hatcher replacing him. It's Bob Boone.
    There's funny, there's cruelty, and then there's just pure crazy talk.
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    Re: Dusty Baker Stepping Down as Manager

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    There's Foolery and then there is Cruelty...
    http://www.minorleagueball.com/

    Which is this?
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    Re: Dusty Baker Stepping Down as Manager

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Wily Mo Pena was sent down to the minors.

    Sooooo, Raisor finally talked him into reworking his contract, eh?

    If only he'd listened sooner.
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