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Wednesday, December 04, 2019

The Hall of Fame Case for Don Mattingly

In a change of pace, some comments on the commitee:

Nothing would surprise me after Harold Baines got in last year. Which, as I argued last year, was in no small part a function of Tony La Russa, Jerry Reinsdorf and Pat Gillick being on the committee. Each of those three employed and, quite apparently, admired Baines during his career.

Do we have anything like this year? Let’s look at the Committee:

George Brett;
Rod Carew;
Dennis Eckersley;
Eddie Murray;
Ozzie Smith;
Robin Yount;
Sandy Alderson;
Dave Dombrowski;
David Glass;
Walt Jocketty;
Doug Melvin;
Terry Ryan;
Bill Center;
Steve Hirdt;
Jack O’Connell; and
Tracy Ringolsby

Not that I expect cronyism as a matter of course, but unless I’m missing a connection here I can’t see any of those guys stumping for any of the individual candidates on this year’s ballot like La Russa quite clearly stumped for Baines.

For those interested, a consideration of Don Mattingly- for those not interested, there are only three of these to go…..

 

QLE Posted: December 04, 2019 at 10:04 PM | 78 comment(s)
  Beats: don mattingly, hall of fame

Monday, November 04, 2019

2020 MODERN BASEBALL ERA BALLOT

Nine former big league players and one executive comprise the 10-name Modern Baseball Era ballot to be reviewed and voted upon Dec. 8 at the Baseball Winter Meetings.

Dwight Evans, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Marvin Miller, Thurman Munson, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons and Lou Whitaker are the candidates the Modern Baseball Era Committee will consider for Hall of Fame election for the Class of 2020. All candidates are former players except for Miller, who was the head of the Major League Baseball Players Association from 1966-82. All candidates except for Miller and Munson are living.

Any candidate who receives votes on 75 percent of the ballots cast by the 16-member Modern Baseball Era Committee will earn election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and will be inducted in Cooperstown on July 26, 2020, along with any electees who emerge from the 2020 Baseball Writers’ Association of America election, to be announced on Jan. 21, 2020.

The Modern Baseball Era is one of four Era Committees, each of which provide an avenue for Hall of Fame consideration to managers, umpires and executives, as well as players retired for more than 15 seasons.

The BBHOF season has now started- what say we concerning this ballot?

 


Sunday, September 29, 2019

Joe Maddon and nine other MLB managers on the hot seat

On Sunday, 20 MLB teams will play their final game of the 2019 season.

By Monday, half of those teams could be looking for a new manager.

That’s how much turnover is possible in the managerial ranks.

Some teams have already made the decision to go in another direction. Others are weighing their options. And others still are rumored to be basing their decisions on who becomes available.

A consideration of managers, just before the merry-go-round could begin moving.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Report: Don Mattingly took a pay cut to stay with the Marlins

It was mildly surprising that the Miami Marlins gave Don Mattingly a contract extension. That’s not a negative comment on Mattingly. He’s a fine manager, he has had nothing to work with talent-wise and, all things considered, he has kept the Marlins on an even keel when, thanks to all of the losing, a team in their position might otherwise have a cancerous clubhouse.

No, it was surprising because Mattingly was hired while the team was under previous ownership and had a completely different crew in the front office. Teams often like to have their own man in the dugout at some point and, give that his contract was expiring, it seemed like the Marlins would want to go in a different direction. But nope, he got two more years.

Ken Rosenthal reported yesterday that part of the decision to keep Mattingly on may have been that he was willing to take a pay cut:

“Don Mattingly’s $2.8 million salary this season was believed to be the sixth-highest among major-league managers. Not only was the number too high for the cost-conscious Marlins, but it also was out of line with an industry trend in which teams continue to reduce managers’ pay.

To keep his job and get an extension, Mattingly needed to accept a significant pay cut. And in his new two-year deal, announced by the Marlins on Friday, that is exactly what he did, according to major-league sources.”

As before, my apologies for not using the source that was behind the paywall.

Well, we knew there was a catch somewhere….

 

QLE Posted: September 24, 2019 at 01:08 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: don mattingly, extensions, marlins, payroll

Friday, September 20, 2019

Marlins sign Don Mattingly to two-year contract extension, per report - MLB Daily Dish

The Marlins reportedly are in agreement with manager Don Mattingly on a two-year contract extension with an additional option. Daniel Álvarez-Montes of El Extrabase was the first to break news of the deal, and sources such as MLB Network’s Jon Heyman and the Miami Herald’s Jordan McPherson and Barry Jackson confirmed the reports on Thursday night:

Jim Furtado Posted: September 20, 2019 at 09:22 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: don mattingly, marlins

Miami Marlins agree to contract extension with manager Don Mattingly

The Miami Herald has confirmed that the Miami Marlins have agreed to a contract extension with manager Don Mattingly.

The terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.

The news, which was first reported by Extrabase’s Daniel Alvarez, is expected to be made official at a pregame news conference Friday before the first game Marlins’ final home series of the season against the Washington Nationals.

Mattingly, the longest tenured manager in Marlins history, is 272-364 with 10 games remaining in his fourth year with the franchise.

What, they aren’t going to trade him for some prospects that will never have any value so that Jeter can buy another boat?

 


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Jeter noncommittal on Mattingly’s future as manager

MIAMI (AP) — His club seemingly headed to a second consecutive last-place finish in the NL East, Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter isn’t ready to disclose whether manager Don Mattingly will return next season.

“There hasn’t been a decision yet,” Jeter said before Miami hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. “To be honest with you, we’ve been so focused on the trade deadline and see what we could do with it.”

“At the end of every year, we sit down and evaluate all members of the organization, whether it’s the manager, coaches, player development, scouting, front office,” he said.

Mattingly is in the final year of a four-year contract. The former Dodgers manager was hired by ex-owner Jeffrey Loria prior to the 2016 season.

On the one hand, Jeter clearly isn’t the loyal sort- but, on the other hand, he seems to be running out of people willing to serve as henchmen….

 


 

 

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