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Monday, October 14, 2019

Report: Phillies to interview Dusty Baker for managerial position

Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports that former MLB skipper and current Giants advisor Dusty Baker is slated to interview for the Phillies’ managerial opening.

The Phillies parted ways with manager Gabe Kapler last week after the team finished the 2019 season with an 81-81 record, good for second-to-last place in the NL East division. Unsurprisingly, the organization is seeking a skipper that can help shepherd the team through a winning season and a playoff run; as GM Matt Klentak told reporters on Friday, “We’re looking for someone who’s going to appreciate the staff we have and the things that we do, and come in and take us over the finish line because that’s what this is really about. This is about wins and losses and getting us where we want to be — and that’s playing in October, competing for a championship.”

 

 

QLE Posted: October 14, 2019 at 12:29 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: dusty baker, managerial search, phillies

Friday, May 10, 2019

Real or not? The Nationals are in trouble, and so is Dave Martinez

I saw Joe Posnanski mention this in a tweet:

Nationals under Dusty Baker in 2017: 97-65
Nationals under Dave Martinez total: 96-100

That was published before the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Washington Nationals 6-0 on Tuesday with a six-run seventh inning and five scoreless innings of relief from Freddy Peralta, dropping the Nationals to 14-21 on the season and marking the first time they’ve been seven games under .500 since Sept. 19, 2011.

The big hit was Lorenzo Cain’s two-out, bases-clearing double off a tiring Stephen Strasburg that made it 3-0. With Strasburg clearly laboring after a hit batter and two base hits and the resulting turn of events, the blame game turned more to manager Dave Martinez than Strasburg’s failure to escape the jam. While Martinez’s reluctance to turn to his bullpen was understandable, considering the way the pen has pitched most of the season, Strasburg was clearly pitching on fumes. That’s not post-double reaction. I saw tweets in real time wondering why Martinez left Strasburg in to face Eric Thames (he did strike him out) and Cain before those at-bats unfolded.

Obviously, Baker isn’t the only reason the records are different. That said, firing Baker always seems like a better idea than it actually is.

Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: May 10, 2019 at 09:55 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: dave martinez, dusty baker, nationals

 

 

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