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Who is available that would be a true upgrade to Dusty?
The players love him, he drives some fans crazy, but, the all the more casual Cincy fans know is that he has led the team to 2 division titles in the last 3 years.
and the guys seem to love playing for him
(1) those are small potatoes given the success of the club under Dusty,
4. puck Posted: October 13, 2012 at 11:20 AM (#4267922)
Wouldn't his health be a concern? I thought he had a minor stroke and irregular heartbeat late in the season.
"But I’m not through managing yet.”
even with the rumors of TLR going to work for Jocketty
If I'm Baker, there's no way I work for the Reds is LaRussa is in the organization.
Really? Why did he retire then?
They don't want a manager who says "when things go wrong, it's my fault, but here is what I was thinking....and when things go right, it's the players being put into a position to succeed" which is what TLR says.
So what I'm getting is that you should retain even a bad manager if the players like him and if the organization stocks the team with such a studly assortment of talent (esp. arms) that even a bad manager can win the division with them.
Well, that was only if it wasn't the umpires' fault or the opposing team didn't break any unwritten rules.
It was pretty much understood in St Louis that TLR left because he felt his input into the organization was being squeezed out by Mo. He didn't want to give up that much control.
Why not? Mo's doing a good job. LaRussa can't possibly complain about trading Rasmus for Jackson and a bullpen. The only thing Mo did that Tony might not like is letting Pujols go. What kind of control freak needs control when the person taking control from him is doing just fine?
The Reds have been good enough in 2010 and 2012 that virtually any manager should have won the division.
That's fine. Now, if Jocketty can just get Dusty some (s)crappy bench guys that can hit a little better than Valdez (24 ops+) and Cairo (29 ops+) and save Dusty from himself, the Reds should be pretty set for 2013 (Though, it'd be nice to get some more lefties in the lineup).
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