Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, June 12, 2001

Limited payroll hindered Bonifay, but bad decisions probably cost him his job

Probably? Probably? Here’s the Bucs record during Bonifay’s tenure:

Year  W    L Pct. Standing
2001  19  41 .317       6
2000  69  93 .426       5
1999  78  83 .484       3
1998  69  93 .426       6
1997  79  83 .488       2
1996  73  89 .451       5
1995  58  86 .403       5
1994  53  61 .465       3
1993  75  87 .463       5
     573 716 .445

As you can see, the Bucs NEVER finished above .500 during Bonifay’s tenure. When a team plays under .500 for nine years, and the only common factor is the GM, the guy who runs things, I’d say bad decisions cost him his job.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 12, 2001 at 02:14 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags:

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Cris E Posted: June 12, 2001 at 03:56 PM (#69269)
A few points:

The fact that the Pirates managed a second and two third place finishes without breaking .500 says a lot about the NL Central over the past decade.

Also, the article has a somewhat valid point that without money for scouting or a major league roster you are at a disadvantage. But I think that disadvantage shows in the signing of big leaguers and early round draft picks. Even without money you should be able to do well in the middle rounds. If you skip over the dozen or two most expensive players each year (1 - 2 rounds) there are still forty or more rounds where you can afford whoever you pick. Make your first rounder a signability guy, maybe second as well, and then you are past money excuses. The fact that they have nothing in the minor league system is the biggest indictment of his administration.

Final point: Roy smith was one of my favorite players. He had this slow, giant, slow curve that took about a minute to get to the hitter. I saw him strike out Jesse Barfield in Yankee Stadium with it twice one game. He went back to the well one more time and Barfield about knocked the cover off the ball. He is proven winner, though, as he did pitch 16 innings for the '87 Twins. :-)

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
The Piehole of David Wells
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Soccer December 2014
(330 - 12:58pm, Dec 21)
Last: Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine

NewsblogThe 2015 HOF Ballot Collecting Gizmo!
(164 - 12:56pm, Dec 21)
Last: dr. scott

NewsblogMarty Noble's HOF Ballot
(20 - 12:56pm, Dec 21)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

NewsblogA Salute to Sy Berger, From a Card-Carrying Fan - NYTimes.com
(1 - 12:49pm, Dec 21)
Last: puck

NewsblogDetermining Hall vote is no easy task | New York Post
(5 - 12:49pm, Dec 21)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

NewsblogOT: Politics - December 2014: Baseball & Politics Collide in New Thriller
(5168 - 12:48pm, Dec 21)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip

NewsblogThe Jeff Jacobs HOF Ballot: Keep The Voting Serious And Fair
(38 - 12:41pm, Dec 21)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

NewsblogGetting ready to gamble on Jung-Ho Kang | FOX Sports
(4 - 12:30pm, Dec 21)
Last: starving to death with a full STEAGLES

NewsblogThe Yankees’ plan in case A-Rod can’t play at all
(16 - 12:20pm, Dec 21)
Last: Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige

Hall of Merit2015 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(106 - 12:02pm, Dec 21)
Last: Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant

NewsblogRuben Amaro Jr. says it would be best if Phillies move on from Ryan Howard
(38 - 11:48am, Dec 21)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - December 2014
(763 - 11:07am, Dec 21)
Last: Norcan

NewsblogDodgers biggest spenders in payroll
(8 - 9:16am, Dec 21)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(9190 - 8:37am, Dec 21)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)

NewsblogGiants acquire McGehee to fill third-base spot
(5 - 8:33am, Dec 21)
Last: Greg K

Page rendered in 0.1600 seconds
47 querie(s) executed