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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Next round of possible MLB managers include Chase Utley, Eric Chavez

The job he’s currently doing seems like the perfect fit for him. Keep giving me boatloads of money to keep doing it.

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After pitching five seasons in the major leagues for the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets, Bannister, 37, joined the Boston Red Sox as a scout and analyst before moving to the coaching staff. He possesses one of the brightest pitching minds in the game. His title: Vice President, pitching development and assistant pitching coach.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 08, 2018 at 02:06 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. A Baseball Fan Posted: August 09, 2018 at 12:22 AM (#5723776)
Banny would be great. Love that guy.
   2. Bote Man Posted: August 09, 2018 at 12:37 AM (#5723782)
Chase Utley as a manager would advise all his guys to slide hard into 2B to try to break the fielder's legs.
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 09, 2018 at 12:48 AM (#5723786)
If a team wants a creative manager, but also a lot of attention to detail, this might be the guy.
   4. Lassus Posted: August 09, 2018 at 12:59 AM (#5723790)
Chase Utley as a manager would advise all his guys to slide hard into 2B to try to break the fielder's legs.

Beaten to it by infielder Boteman. Although I was going more for a hard foul ball into the dugout that shatters his kneecap.
   5. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 09, 2018 at 01:40 AM (#5723792)
Pre-emptive Coke to Bote Man.

Chase Utley as a manager.
   6. bfan Posted: August 09, 2018 at 08:26 AM (#5723820)
"The job he’s currently doing seems like the perfect fit for him. Keep giving me boatloads of money to keep doing it."

In a salary cap world, this is where the richer teams should excel. There are no caps on salaries of the front office or scouts, or on the number of scouts, or on the extra benefits you can create to promote excellence (team chef with very progressive dietary skills; team trainer with all of the best new equipment to promote eye-hand coordination, flexibility and strength; and so on). All that a salary cap (or luxury tax or whatever you want to call it) should do is transfer wealth to the non-capped assets.
   7. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 09, 2018 at 09:55 AM (#5723881)
Interesting to see Brandon Hyde on that list. At least locally, there's been quite a bit written on Will Venable as the guy who might be getting groomed as Maddon's successor.
   8. Itchy Row Posted: August 09, 2018 at 10:22 AM (#5723921)
Chase Utley as a manager.
The video started with an ad showing Jimmy Dean talking about sausage. I think that works too.
   9. DL from MN Posted: August 09, 2018 at 12:29 PM (#5724068)
Pickler could take over for Molitor as soon as this offseason.
   10. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: August 09, 2018 at 12:46 PM (#5724085)
Well, a good showing by him as manager is probably the only way Utley makes the Hall.
   11. Blastin Posted: August 09, 2018 at 01:27 PM (#5724131)
there's been quite a bit written on Will Venable as the guy who might be getting groomed as Maddon's successor.


Went to college with him. He's an exceptionally smart guy.
   12. dlf Posted: August 09, 2018 at 02:34 PM (#5724201)
Went to college with him. He's an exceptionally smart guy.


And to think that previously, King Lear was the best known former player from your school. I'm just impressed that Wm S was able to see into the future and write a play about a hurler.

...

Speaking of alums from there, has anyone heard from Bob Tufts lately? I always enjoyed his brief appearances here.
   13. Lest we forget Posted: August 10, 2018 at 03:26 PM (#5724825)
I would not want Chase Utley as my manager.

I have no fear that this will ever happen for me, personally, but personally I would never want Chase Utley as my manager.

I would never want Larry Bowa as my manager.
   14. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 10, 2018 at 04:34 PM (#5724866)

Speaking of alums from there, has anyone heard from Bob Tufts lately? I always enjoyed his brief appearances here.

Have not seen him around here, but he is fairly active on Twitter. Looks like he is teaching at Yeshiva's business school now.
   15. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 10, 2018 at 04:53 PM (#5724876)
Speaking of alums from there, has anyone heard from Bob Tufts lately? I always enjoyed his brief appearances here.

he's a twitter friend of mine--he's doing OK but still in a clinical trial for multiple myeloma

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