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Thread: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    I'm fine with bringing him back. He did a great job this season.
    As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    No. He's Marvin Lewis. Took us from pathetic to respectable, too limited to take us any further.

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    Torn on this one. I don't know if we win the last 2 division titles if he's not the manager, but I'm not sure he takes us to the World Series as manager either.I vote maybe.

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post
    Dusty does a great job as a clubhouse manager or an off-the-field manager in terms of handling personalities, motivating players and the like. Dusty is smart enough to allow Bryan Price to handle the pitching staff. But when it comes down to lineup construction and in-game management he is one of the worst in the business.
    I agree.

    I voted no but my question who do they replace him with?

    I generally dont criticize managers decisions but leaving Latos in to pitch to Posey in a must win game when you have the best bullpen in baseball is beyond ignorant.
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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    Torn on this one. I don't know if we win the last 2 division titles if he's not the manager, but I'm not sure he takes us to the World Series as manager either.I vote maybe.
    My top choice to manage the Reds, is still in the playoffs managing the Nats and is not going anywhere (wanted Davey instead of Dusty). Francona, my next choice was snatched up by the Tribe.

    I've got a feeling that if Dusty does continue to manage, it will be in Chavez Ravine. My biggest fear is he will be replaced by Bobby Valentine TLR is next scariest, but not nearly as bad - wouldn't put it past Walt to lure him out of retirement though.
    Last edited by corkedbat; 10-11-2012 at 08:07 PM.

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    According to Bob Nightengale the baseball writer for USA Today Walt wants Dusty back and will meet with him in the morning:

    Bob Nightengale‏@BNightengale

    Walt Jocketty said he wants to bring #Reds manager Dusty Baker back, and will sit down with him in morning . #Reds

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    I want no part of Dusty returning to this team next year.

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    Quote Originally Posted by dsmith421 View Post
    No. He's Marvin Lewis. Took us from pathetic to respectable, too limited to take us any further.
    2nd best record in baseball is respectable?

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    2nd best record in baseball is respectable?
    Two out of three division titles is very respectable.

    2-6 in the playoffs less so.

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    I'll have him back in a heartbeat.
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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    2nd best record in baseball is respectable?
    Meaningless if there isn't a pennant to fly the next season.
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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    I want to fire the whole team right now but I know that's not a good idea. I'll answer the question posed some other time.

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Snow Chief View Post
    Here is what Craig Calcaterra has to say about Dusty's in-game performance.

    Respectfully, I think some Reds fans are so scarred by the crappy way that the Reds organization was run for so many years that they are afraid that getting rid of Dusty will be a return to that era. Guys, Dusty can't manage a team without talent either. He won 66 games his last year in Chicago and that is what he would have done if he managed our bad rosters earlier this century. This team has talent and, while Dusty deserves some credit, I think talent is the primary reason they won the division. Their starting pitching and bullpen was much better than anyone else in the division.

    Dusty's in game management is just not strong enough to be the guy who I want to lead us over these next two or three crucial seasons.

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/20...murder-weapon/
    Absurdly bad article for a guy who is getting paid to write it.

    Baker made hundreds of decisions this series and this guy focuses on three of them. Anyone can do that for any series. Baker handled an extremely difficult situation of losing his ace for the series perfectly, and was an at bat away fom winning the series.
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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Meaningless if there isn't a pennant to fly the next season.
    This is a really sad outlook. We had six awesome months. The Reds gave me so much happiness this season. It was a bummer of an ending, but that doesn't make April-October disappear.

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    I don't think Dusty managed a poor series. I rip him when necessary. His hands were tied this series. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. He's not perfect. But he's better than most. I'm frustrated. I'm devastated. I'm heartbroken. But I have no problem with Dusty returning.


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