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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
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   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. :-)

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