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Thread: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

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    Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    I'm not trying to be negative here. It's a fair question to ask after the Reds go up 2-0 on the road and lose the last 3. I don't think it's all his fault by any means, but I also think he made some certainly questionable decisions, some of which were poor IMO.

    At any rate...Yay? Nay? Maybe?

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    No.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    No
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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    No

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    No.

    Players manager who brought the team together.

    But the decision to stick with Latos against Posey was disastrous. Dusty has a history of sitting and watching the wheels fall off.
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    No. Time for some changes.

    Rose was able to get the Reds part of the way towards respectability. It wasn't until Pinella came in that everything came together. Thanks for bringing us up Dusty, but he should consider retiring. He's had a great career.

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    The guy has been to the playoffs twice in three years and Reds fans want him canned?

    Surely you guys remember it was 15 years prior to the previous playoff appearance...
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    The guy has been to the playoffs twice in three years and Reds fans want him canned?

    Surely you guys remember it was 15 years prior to the previous playoff appearance...
    I don't want him canned. I'd prefer he retire.

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    I like Dusty Baker as a human being, and a regular season manager. He's great at keeping people together over the long grind.

    It's just that his tactical mistakes are far too frequent for a club that seems to now be a regular playoff contender.

    Nothing against Dusty, but the Reds need a next level type of a guy.
    "We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." - Tony Gwynn

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    The guy has been to the playoffs twice in three years and Reds fans want him canned?

    Surely you guys remember it was 15 years prior to the previous playoff appearance...
    How much credit does he get for the players play on the field?

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    John Fay ‏@johnfayman
    Baker asked he expected to be back: I don't know I'm kind numb. #reds

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    no.
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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    Absolutely, if his health is OK. He's done a great job this year

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    How much credit does he get for the players play on the field?
    Considering how much respect he has in the clubhouse and considering no manager got there in 15 years, I don't think it's worth chancing it to find out.

    The players love him. Shouldn't that be enough? Why bother risking it? I hate to beat a dead horse, but the Red Sox thought they were smart and fired Terry Francona for the same reason(s). They ended up with an inept manager that the entire clubhouse hated.

    When you have a good thing, you shouldn't be messing with it.
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Re: Should Dusty Baker Receive an Extension?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    Considering how much respect he has in the clubhouse and considering no manager got there in 15 years, I don't think it's worth chancing it to find out.

    The players love him. Shouldn't that be enough? Why bother risking it? I hate to beat a dead horse, but the Red Sox thought they were smart and fired Terry Francona for the same reason(s). They ended up with an inept manager that the entire clubhouse hated.

    When you have a good thing, you shouldn't be messing with it.
    Do you think the talent level in the last 15 years (namely the pitching) was World Series contention worthy?


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