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    Drew Stubbs and Chris Heisey. We need two new OFers for next season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildcatFan View Post
    I made fun of Jeff Passan (whom I love) for picking the Nationals to the World Series before the season.
    I can see them making the NLCS...and losing in six games to the Reds. I hope I'm wrong though. I'd prefer a sweep.
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    I just remembered a pretty big one: Cueto.

    He and Volquez were exciting up-and-comers around the same time, and I was positive that Volquez would turn out to be the ace and Cueto would be around a #4-type pitcher. I think it's still too early in their careers to guarantee that both of them will always be the type of pitchers they are now, but pretty safe to say I was very wrong on this. I thought Volquez had better stuff with a higher ceiling and that Cueto's build was going to limit him.
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    Ok, digging this up again. I was wrong about Dusty pitching Arroyo in game 2 of the NLDS. I was wrong about Dusty playing Stubbs in the NLDS. Just seems like every decision he is making right now is coming up Aces!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman Techie View Post
    Ok, digging this up again. I was wrong about Dusty pitching Arroyo in game 2 of the NLDS. I was wrong about Dusty playing Stubbs in the NLDS. Just seems like every decision he is making right now is coming up Aces!
    An important consideration when evaluating managerial critique. The results don't matter. Just because the move "worked out" does not mean it was the correct move. There's no need to do anything as drastic as recognizing we don't know it all just because the manager got lucky that his idiotic moves didn't backfire. After all, who's to say Bailey wouldn't have thrown another no hitter unlike that slacker Arroyo who could only go 7 IP with one hit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman Techie View Post
    Ok, digging this up again. I was wrong about Dusty pitching Arroyo in game 2 of the NLDS. I was wrong about Dusty playing Stubbs in the NLDS. Just seems like every decision he is making right now is coming up Aces!
    I was wrong about Arroyo too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    An important consideration when evaluating managerial critique. The results don't matter. Just because the move "worked out" does not mean it was the correct move. There's no need to do anything as drastic as recognizing we don't know it all just because the manager got lucky that his idiotic moves didn't backfire. After all, who's to say Bailey wouldn't have thrown another no hitter unlike that slacker Arroyo who could only go 7 IP with one hit?

    That's too metaphysical

    Results = press = contract

    Sure they might not work and sure the other choice might have even been better or equal

    But results are taking responsibility and not playing the devils advocate card when confronted with poor results

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    Perhaps I WASN'T BLATANT ENOUGH ABOUT BEING SARCASTIC!
    When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    Perhaps I WASN'T BLATANT ENOUGH ABOUT BEING SARCASTIC!
    I got it pretty quick, but then again, smartis my middle name.
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    I was wrong about that sub I just ate... I knew I should have went with the chicken....
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    I was wrong about this offense being able to turn it on.......just like that. Their AB's have been good to great due to the fact that they look at where they are at....realized they cannot go for homers and adjusted. I wish or hope they continue to swing like this beacue homers are gravy in GABP.

    Wrong about Arroyo as well. Pitching in game 2. ...over Bailey.

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    Re: I was wrong about....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    Perhaps I WASN'T BLATANT ENOUGH ABOUT BEING SARCASTIC!
    My Phone must have had the sarcasm filter on... it' much clearer from my PC's browser.


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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    My Phone must have had the sarcasm filter on... it' much clearer from my PC's browser.

    Hello WOY. Did that OAK DET game from yesterday remind you of the 1972 series? It did for me. Lots of drama in that series. Joe Coleman's great game. LaGrow and Bert C going at it. Jackson going down....thus giving the Reds Gene Tenace to deal with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    That's too metaphysical

    Results = press = contract
    Isn't baseball results-driven?

    I realize he's perhaps not as good as his results have been so far in the playoffs, but Baker's made the "right" decision based on his results, has he not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger View Post
    Hello WOY. Did that OAK DET game from yesterday remind you of the 1972 series? It did for me. Lots of drama in that series. Joe Coleman's great game. LaGrow and Bert C going at it. Jackson going down....thus giving the Reds Gene Tenace to deal with.
    Yep, I was at that Coleman game and I also remember the bat throw, was listening to the game on my radio (Ernie Harwell) in the front yard


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