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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.
    Last edited by kaldaniels; 10-15-2012 at 01:39 PM.

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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.

    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 can be boiled down to this simple truism: 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.

    I hope there is some willingness on Dusty's part to look into a new hitting coach. Unfortunately, he's far too loyal to do that to Jacoby. And the team is worse off for it.

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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.

    Looks like Castellini overruled Jocketty... No surprise there.

    Going to be plenty of snickers around the league over this one.

    Hopefully Walt and the research staff can have better luck teaching Dusty the importance of On-Base Percentage and Run Expectancy tables this year. Somehow I doubt it.

    This was a blown opportunity to improve the team by upgrading at manager. I guess the Reds chose to concentrate on public relations instead of improving the product on the field. Its a shame, but the Reds will still be fine even with the strategically-challenged manager.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post
    Looks like Castellini overruled Jocketty... No surprise there.

    Going to be plenty of snickers around the league over this one.

    Hopefully Walt and the research staff can have better luck teaching Dusty the importance of On-Base Percentage and Run Expectancy tables this year. Somehow I doubt it.

    This was a blown opportunity to improve the team by upgrading at manager. I guess the Reds chose to concentrate on public relations instead of improving the product on the field. Its a shame, but the Reds will still be fine even with the strategically-challenged manager.
    Curious: who would have been an upgrade?

    It seems beyond argument that Dusty was a great clubhouse manager. In the other hand, his in-game management is extremely debatable.

    But who on the market is slam-dunk good at both aspects? And why aren't they managing right now?
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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
    Going to be plenty of snickers around the league over this one.
    Two division championships in three years.

    Took a team that was one of the laughing stocks of sports and turned them into yearly contenders.

    His team would take a bullet for him.

    97 wins with half of Votto or no Votto at all for half the season.

    I snicker at anyone who would snicker at this.
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