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  • NL Central champs

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  • Win one playoff series

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  • Win the NL pennant

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  • Win the World Series

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    What would it take for you to renew Dusty?

    Let's talk about the elephant in the room over there in the corner... Dusty's contract situation.

    He's currently a lame duck, and with the way the Reds are performing, he's at least giving himself a chance to get an extension. If you're Walt, what does it take from the team down the stretch for you to renew Dusty? Is a simple playoff spot enough, do we have to win the World Series, or would even that not be enough for some of you?

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    Re: What would it take for you to renew Dusty?

    I can see them and think they should go to the WS at least. A 1st round exit will not be horrible unless they get swept and play badly.

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    Re: What would it take for you to renew Dusty?

    The guy should get credit by now. The players absolutely stand behind him and that means a lot for a club that has finally been competitive again the last few years. As such, if they win the division, he should get rewarded. The playoffs are a crapshoot anyhow.
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    Re: What would it take for you to renew Dusty?

    I think he's already earned his keep.
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    Re: What would it take for you to renew Dusty?

    Expectations are higher-he'd have to win at least one playoff series.

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    Re: What would it take for you to renew Dusty?

    In terms of acquiring future organizational talent, it is not wise for a team to fire a manager who just won a division. So if he wins the Central, no doubt I keep him.

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    Re: What would it take for you to renew Dusty?

    I do care whether we make the playoffs, but I don't believe we need to make the playoffs in order to be hired.
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    Re: What would it take for you to renew Dusty?

    I don't always agree with Dusty's descions, but who'd available that may be better? Terry Francona is the only one that comes to mind. I would sign Dusty no matter what. He has done a very good job of handling these injuries and keeping everyone on top of their game. It would have been easy for this team t have folded with Votto and Phillips out. They didn't and Dusty deserves quite a bit of credit for that.
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    Re: What would it take for you to renew Dusty?

    It's tough for me to imagine a scenario where Baker is not extended, save a devastating collapse. If I was Jocketty, I would need to have four or five slam dunk candidates that I know would take the job before even thinking about not extending hhi and his staff. Your expectations for this team should not correlate to whether to renew Bakers contract.
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    Re: What would it take for you to renew Dusty?

    If we make the playoffs, I don't see how you can let him go.

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    Re: What would it take for you to renew Dusty?

    This season's set up to where there is no reason for them not to make the playoffs, barring a major collapse. If they fail to do so, then, I'd say, he's gone.
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    Re: What would it take for you to renew Dusty?

    He's earned the privilege of keeping the job, IMO. He's been the best Reds manager since McKeon. The roster is Walts responsibility, and I value stability in an organization.

    Ryan Ludwick may have saved Dusty's job, I think a case can be made for that.

    I don't agree with all of his in game decisions, by any means, but he knows these men, what they can do, and more importantly, what they cannot do.

    I'd give him 2 more years, and he probably wouldn't want more than that, to be honest- he's made a ton of money in the game and is no spring chicken any more. Let Dave Bell keep learning in AAA; I think he's probably in the on deck circle.

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    Re: What would it take for you to renew Dusty?

    There's always a possibility that Dusty may be ready to hang it up, especially if the Reds are highly successful in the postseason. His son is getting to the age where he will be involved in more school activities, and I could see Dusty wanting to take an active role as a supportive father.
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    Re: What would it take for you to renew Dusty?

    I think it's time for Dusty to earn that big pay. It's win a playoff series for me. He's earned respect for how he runs a clubhouse from me, but his tactical skills leave a lot to be desired. If he doesn't win a playoff series, I can see them landing Francona. That being said, if they make the playoffs I wouldn't have a problem with them extending him. I'd just be disappointed, more so than losing in 2010.

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    Re: What would it take for you to renew Dusty?

    If Dusty were to leave, who would Jocketty turn to? Would he coax TLR out of his one-year retirement? Gosh, Dusty's sounding better already.
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