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    Reds extend manager Dusty Baker's contract for 2 seasons, through 2014.

    Press conference at 3:00 at GABP.
    "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: Reds extend manager Dusty Baker's contract for 2 seasons, through 2014.

    At least he won't go the way of other successful managers in Cincinnati: Sparky, Lou, Davey, & Jack.

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    Re: Reds extend manager Dusty Baker's contract for 2 seasons, through 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by mdccclxix View Post
    At least he won't go the way of other successful managers in Cincinnati: Sparky, Lou, Davey, & Jack.
    You misspelled "unfortunately."

    I look forward to hearing the rationale for this move in the presser.
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    Re: Reds extend manager Dusty Baker's contract for 2 seasons, through 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    You misspelled "unfortunately."

    I look forward to hearing the rationale for this move in the presser.
    In the real world, 2 division titles in 3 years (especially for a team that hadn't won one in 15 years) is reason enough.

    I totally understand the desire for a more "intelligent" manager, and would not have complained had they got one. But the reality is the 2 division titles put coming back in Dusty's hands.
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    Re: Reds extend manager Dusty Baker's contract for 2 seasons, through 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    You misspelled "unfortunately."

    I look forward to hearing the rationale for this move in the presser.
    8th most wins in a season in team history good enough?

    Franchises don't dump guys for that

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    Re: Reds extend manager Dusty Baker's contract for 2 seasons, through 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    8th most wins in a season in team history good enough?

    Franchises don't dump guys for that
    Yeah, I'm not understanding the rationale for people wanting to dump Dusty. Say what you want about him, but he creates happy, successful teams. If he drive me and the fan-base nuts...who cares as long as we win.
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    Re: Reds extend manager Dusty Baker's contract for 2 seasons, through 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    8th most wins in a season in team history good enough?

    Franchises don't dump guys for that
    Yep. But some would say a better tactical, critical thinking manager would have gotten 100+ wins out of this team. LOL

    He lost his closer before the season ever started, as well as other key injuries to his bullpen staff early, causing him to make changes/redefine roles in his rotation... his starting 3Bman was in/out of the lineup all year due injury/age, yet he had the confidence to hand the job to a rookie.... his GG 2Bman struggled with some injury off/on....and most importantly, he lost the team MVP for most of the 2nd half.

    Yet somehow this team still won 97 games ins spite of Baker.

    And I still say that if this team hadn't lost Cueto we'd be in that championship game. But alas -that's baseball.
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    Re: Reds extend manager Dusty Baker's contract for 2 seasons, through 2014.

    This is Dusty's team and there is unfinished business. I am glad he will get the chance.
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    Re: Reds extend manager Dusty Baker's contract for 2 seasons, through 2014.

    After perusing the "next manager" threads and being completely underwhelmed with the options, I am not opposed to this agreement at all.

    Take some bad fruit off his plate and he'll be hard-pressed to eat them. That's on Walt.
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    Re: Reds extend manager Dusty Baker's contract for 2 seasons, through 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by I(heart)Freel View Post
    After perusing the "next manager" threads and being completely underwhelmed with the options, I am not opposed to this agreement at all.

    Take some bad fruit off his plate and he'll be hard-pressed to eat them. That's on Walt.
    Pretty much my take. Walt, help Dusty help us, please.

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    Re: Reds extend manager Dusty Baker's contract for 2 seasons, through 2014.

    I can't really be upset with this. The players love playing for him and this is the best Reds team we've seen in a LONG time.

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    Re: Reds extend manager Dusty Baker's contract for 2 seasons, through 2014.

    Oh, joy. Two more seasons of catchers batting 8th and not having too many players clogging the basepaths.
    Sabermetrics is this: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.

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    Re: Reds extend manager Dusty Baker's contract for 2 seasons, through 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Oh, joy. Two more seasons of catchers batting 8th and not having too many players clogging the basepaths.
    This is on Walt. He needs to give Dusty better hitting options than Stubbs, Valdez, Cairo and Rolen.

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    Re: Reds extend manager Dusty Baker's contract for 2 seasons, through 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by HotCorner View Post
    This is on Walt. He needs to give Dusty better hitting options than Stubbs, Valdez, Cairo and Rolen.
    This topic has been discussed a lot. Dusty has a lot more influence regarding which players are on the roster than you think. Jocketty isn't forcing Dusty to use players he doesn't want on the roster. Those guys are there because Dusty wants them there.

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    Re: Reds extend manager Dusty Baker's contract for 2 seasons, through 2014.

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post
    This topic has been discussed a lot. Dusty has a lot more influence regarding which players are on the roster than you think. Jocketty isn't forcing Dusty to use players he doesn't want on the roster. Those guys are there because Dusty wants them there.
    Maybe you missed Dusty's effort to trade Stubbs this summer? He and Walt are about on the same exact page on that one.

    Didn't Walt sign that 2 year deal with Cairo?

    What we saw when it was available was that Dusty had Phillips leading off, the preferred leadoff guy for most Reds fans. Batting Hanigan 2nd was the only option that wasn't ever tried that would indict Dusty's lineups. Oh darn.


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