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    Dick Pole gone

    According to John Fays twitter all coaches but Pole had contracts renewed.

    interesting...

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    Im not happy that someone has lost their job but I believe this is the right move to help the Reds get back to the playoffs. The only question I have now is this. How in the world did the hitting coach(Jacoby i think is how its spelled) keep his job? I was looking for both Pole and he to be let go.

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    Re: Dick Pole gone

    Does this open the door for Soto???
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    Re: Dick Pole gone

    Strange this was announced three days before the end of the season. Pole left and will not be at the last three games. Wonder if this is tied to the Arroyo Ball Rubbing scandal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockermann View Post
    Strange this was announced three days before the end of the season. Pole left and will not be at the last three games. Wonder if this is tied to the Arroyo Ball Rubbing scandal?
    I agree. While I doubt it had anything to do with the La Russa nonsence, why couldn't they wait until Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredda2000 View Post
    Does this open the door for Soto???
    I think this would be very helpful.
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    I agree that Jacoby should not have been renewed, and Mark Berry should have been, at least, assigned to other duties. He has cost us at least a dozen runs this year, IMO.
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    Jacoby and Berry should have been the first ones out the door. I'm not saying Pole was the right guy for pitching coach but the overall pitching improved. The offense was attrocious before/during the injuries and been awful for most of the time Jacoby's been around.

    This is probably just the sacrificial lamb firing. Something had to change, I guess Pole drew the short straw. I hope Power, Lehr (and Im being semi-serious), and Soto are given looks. I'm just afraid we'll hire someone for a "big name".
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    Soto would be a good choice, I liked Dick though.

    Jacoby should have been fired. Unreal. Terrible.
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    How much BETTER would the pitching stats be if the offense had been more consistent or even existent? Hitting coach should be shown the door for the lack of discipline, basic skills, bunting ability, etc by the players. Having this done 3 days before season ends is classless- regardless of the pine tar/carolina mudd /vaseline/crisco ballrubbing incident- and Dick Poles' perceived part in it. I think an 8 foot statue of Dick Pole should be erected at the stadium entrance....out of respect for the wrong coach being fired! Everyone could rub it, for good luck, and a WIN! on the way into the stadium. (They do that somewhere else in the world- I remember-mebbee at a religious shrine for salvation,dunno) When a shut out is pitched-they could blow stuff (pine tar/carolina mudd/vaseline/crisco) out of the top of it-similar to the stacks when home runs are hit. Fair is fair. i wish Dick Pole the best in his next career-(I heard he was talking with Ron Jeremey..)

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    While he has had some success over the years, I think Pole was a weak spot on the coaching staff recently. I agree with the move.

    Walt, can you do something about Taveras and Nix, please?

    ....and trade a couple of those huge contracts of Arroyo/Harang/Rolen/Cordero?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    While he has had some success over the years, I think Pole was a weak spot on the coaching staff recently. I agree with the move.

    Walt, can you do something about Taveras and Nix, please?

    ....and trade a couple of those huge contracts of Arroyo/Harang/Rolen/Cordero?
    Mario Soto should replace the bullpen coach
    Dave Duncan should be brought in as the pitching coach (or Mazzone)
    Chris Sabo should replace Berry at third base
    Eric Davis succeeding Jacoby as the hitting coach
    Ron Oester should replace Chris Speier as the bench coach
    Keep Billy Hatcher at first base

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    Re: Dick Pole gone

    Quote Originally Posted by BigPoppa View Post
    I agree...Mark Berry should have been, at least, assigned to other duties. He has cost us at least a dozen runs this year, IMO.
    How about rubbing the balls up?

    How he keeps his job is beyond me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roby View Post
    Mario Soto should replace the bullpen coach
    Dave Duncan should be brought in as the pitching coach (or Mazzone)
    Chris Sabo should replace Berry at third base
    Eric Davis succeeding Jacoby as the hitting coach
    Ron Oester should replace Chris Speier as the bench coach
    Keep Billy Hatcher at first base
    Duncan might come to spite the Cardinals, but if not, make Soto the pitching coach.

    Fire or at least reassign Mark Berry....maybe give Hatcher a shot there. Bring in Rich Donnelly if we can get him.

    Would Sean Casey come back to be the hitting coach ?
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    So, Dick Pole was rubbing the balls up?

    lol


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