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Old 10-11-18, 02:44 PM
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According to Fox2 Detroit the Tigers shit canned both of their TV announcers.
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Re: MLB 2018 - 2019 Off-Season & Hot Stove Thread

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According to Fox2 Detroit the Tigers shit canned both of their TV announcers.
Is that supposed to make their team better?
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I'm surprised Billy Bean or Theo Epstein don't have any highly talked about disciples ready to be GMs.
Mike Hazen was one of them. Hired by Dbacks.
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Old 10-11-18, 03:14 PM
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I'm surprised Billy Bean or Theo Epstein don't have any highly talked about disciples ready to be GMs.
Scouting director Jason McLeod could've gotten a GM job after the Cubs won in 2016, but he has said he wants to stay. He'll probably leave at some point, though.
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Old 10-12-18, 02:33 PM
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Dbacks moving to synthetic turf next year for the stadium.
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Re: MLB 2018 - 2019 Off-Season & Hot Stove Thread

kinda surprised we haven't seen more firings.
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Old 10-12-18, 04:05 PM
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Dbacks moving to synthetic turf next year for the stadium.
Arent they also asking for new ballpark? Or do they just want major upgrades to the current park?

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Old 10-12-18, 04:16 PM
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According to Fox2 Detroit the Tigers shit canned both of their TV announcers.

Weren’t these the two that had a fight in the middle of a game?
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Old 10-12-18, 08:39 PM
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Cubs fire Chili Davis one year after they fired their hitting coach just so they could hire him.

Someone was going to take the heat for the offensive failures this year, but people were praising him earlier when they were stringing together hits and hitting better in situations like RISP. But there were reports that he wasn't connecting with players, and it certainly didn't help that the Red Sox dumped him then became a juggernaut. Of course it helps when you add a Triple Crown-quality guy like JD Martinez.
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Old 10-13-18, 03:58 AM
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Chili Davis was nothing more than the scapegoat. "Somebody" in the organization decided that the Cubs hitters need to stop relying on hitting home runs and become more adept at situational hitting and advancing runners and use the entire field. That was when they fired Mallee and replaced him with Davis as hitting coach, in order to implement this change in philosophy. Clearly, that did not improve the overall efficiency of their offense based on the final tally of statistics and standings.
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Old 10-13-18, 11:16 AM
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Chili Davis was nothing more than the scapegoat.
Aren't the Cubs the very origin of that word?
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Old 10-15-18, 12:24 PM
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aww poor Chili. I got his autograph on a baseball at a shoe store back in the late 80s when he was on the Giants. He has the batting coach for the A's for a while. He would buy a player dinner if they could foul enough pitches to make a pitcher have to throw 10 or more for an at bat.
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I remember when Chili had a solid rookie season with the Giants, then struggled in his second year and had to go back to AAA. Good career, though, with 2380 hits and 350 homers. I didn't realize he had 19 HR and 78 RBI in his final season at age 39.
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Old 10-15-18, 01:07 PM
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Is that supposed to make their team better?
It can't hurt. The story behind their firings is quite hilarious. It involves dead air, snarky on-air comments and headlocks between innings.
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Old 10-22-18, 09:53 AM
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Brad Ausmus named skipper for the Angels. Good luck with that.
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Brad Ausmus named skipper for the Angels. Good luck with that.
Unless Ausmus can pitch, the Angels are going nowhere.
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Old 10-22-18, 06:23 PM
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Dbacks sign Escobar to a 3 year deal. Hell yeah. I love this move.
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Pablo or Kelvim? Both are dead, right?
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Old 10-23-18, 10:15 AM
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Since David Bell took the Reds job, the Blue Jays will choose their next manager from Joe Espada, Rocco Baldelli, Stubby Clapp and Brandon Hyde. Other clubs like the Rangers and Twins are looking at some of the same candidates.
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Old 10-23-18, 11:54 AM
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Any word if Buck Showalter is done managing?

He was just going through the motions with the Orioles in 2018.
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Old 10-23-18, 12:35 PM
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It's weird that Joe Girardi is still unemployed. Is he actively turning down job inquiries?
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Girardi had been mentioned for the Reds job, and of course the Cards before they re-hired their guy, but that could all be media speculation. Maybe he's already considered old school (and of course he'd be expensive).
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It's been mentioned that Girardi is waiting on the Cubs' job. He's willing to wait on Madden retiring or getting fired.

I understand why he didn't want the Reds. They are going to be near the bottom of the Central for years.
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RIP

I remember listening to his calls on the radio driving in my car back in the 90's.


Longtime broadcaster Hank Greenwald, whose superb wit and captivating calls kept things entertaining during a rough era for the Giants, died Monday at 83.

Known for his low-key humor and vivid accounts of the drama, Greenwald was a fan-favorite over two stints with the team — no matter the results on the field.

Greenwald had been suffering from heart and kidney complications and was reportedly taken to California Pacific Medical Center over the weekend. The Giants released a statement Tuesday on Greenwald’s passing, acknowledging his service with the organization and his relationship to the club’s fans.

Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow, upon hearing the news Tuesday morning, decided to celebrate with a smile instead of tears. He and broadcast partner Duane Kuiper made a point of savoring Greenwald’s handful of visits to AT&T Park in recent years because they knew their mentor’s poor health had him on “borrowed time.”

“Something magical happened every time he came out,” Krukow said by phone. “Hank was in such poor health, but as soon as he walked into that ballpark, he got a little twinkle in his eye. He just lit up.”

Greenwald worked for the Giants from 1979-86, then again from 1989-96. He captured the excitement of the Giants’ long-awaited pennant in ’89, with a pair of memorable calls in the Game 5 clincher against the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series.


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Old 10-25-18, 02:04 PM
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Minnesota makes Tampa's Rocco Baldelli the youngest manager in the majors. He's only 37-years-old.

He is the first managerial hire for the Twins from outside the organization since 1985.
http://www.startribune.com/rocco-bal...ger/498529892/
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