September 30, 2019 at 1:42 pm #109513
I thought it might be a good idea to have a thread regarding all the manager’s jobs that are now open. If the Mods think otherwise please feel free to delete this thread.
So far we have the following:
Bruce Bochy – San Francisco
Ned Yost – Kansas City
Joe Maddon – Chicago NL
Brad Ausmus – Anaheim
Clint Hurdle – Pittsburgh
Andy Green – San Diego
Other possible firings:
Gabe Kapler – Philadelphia
Mickey Callaway – New York NL
At this point some of the scuttlebutt points to the following possible hirings:
Kansas City – Mike Matheny
Anaheim & San Francisco – Joe Maddon
Chicago NL – PugsleyAddams
Feel free to chime in her posters. So far we have six (6) openings and there could be more.
September 30, 2019 at 4:21 pm #109532
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Brad Ausmus is going to get the Rick Renteria treatment. Manage one year then get canned in favor of Joe Maddon.September 30, 2019 at 5:26 pm #109537
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If the Rockies struggle the next two years I would not be surprised to see Arenado bolt for Anaheim and join Mike Trout. Maddon could have a nice team by then, assuming he ends up there.September 30, 2019 at 5:42 pm #109542
Only if Arte Moreno decides to start spending again. Conveniently, Albert’s contract ends when Arenado can opt out – after the 2011 season. So that could help the Angels’ chances.September 30, 2019 at 8:19 pm #109551
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Pugs, could you give us a tour of the Cubs locker room areas and dugout after you get the job? Also, I would like an autographed baseball signed by your 2020 Opening Day lineup. Also, if you run across any free box seat tickets (nobody wants to be behind one of those posts at Wrigley), we’ll take them and let Brian disburse them for you. Please include free parking with the tickets. Thanks in advance.September 30, 2019 at 11:00 pm #109566
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An angry herd of wild black stallions couldn’t make me take that vacant cubs managerial opening, Mudville. If I did, my first act would be to bring in all of those old cattle urinal troughs from storage that they used to have in the Wrigley restrooms back in the 70’s and put them not only in the stadium restrooms, but also in the cubs clubhouse. I vividly recall those darn things. The first time I saw one, I was only 9 years old. For a little shaver like me, it was quite The eye opener…..about 10 grown men literally touching each other side by side while nonchalantly urinating in this big open trough. I turned right around and walked out and held it until I got home about 5 hours later. Thank God it didn’t go into extra innings.October 1, 2019 at 12:35 am #109567
For a little shaver like me, it was quite The eye opener…..about 10 grown men literally touching each other side by side while nonchalantly urinating in this big open trough. I turned right around and walked out and held it until I got home about 5 hours later. Thank God it didn’t go into extra innings.
Back when I used to be NASCAR fan in my teenage year, I had a similar experience. I was just 15 and it was a race at Talladega and it was the most odd thing. This was back in 2000.October 1, 2019 at 8:41 am #109582
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I peed in those kind of troughs many times. Don’t remember where, but I remember doing it. I peed, zipped, walked away, and never thought more of it until now.October 1, 2019 at 8:50 am #109583
They have “renovated” Wrigley the last few years, but it’s still the biggest dump of a stadium that I’ve been to. The one good thing about being a non-Cubs fan and the terrible restroom situation, is that the Cub fans all go to the very few restrooms right after the Cubs bat, and we go after the visitors bat.
Also, if you’re willing to walk a little less than a mile, there is free parking around me vs $30-$50 close to the stadium. Feel free to reach out and I can advise!October 2, 2019 at 7:18 am #109685
#Padres expected to hire a manager with @MLB managerial experience, according to multiple people I spoke with this week. One option: Buck Showalter worked with A.J. Preller in Texas and managed Manny Machado (with considerable success) in Baltimore. @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) October 2, 2019October 2, 2019 at 9:32 am #109706
How old is Buck Showalter?
And I didn’t realize Maddon was 65 already.October 2, 2019 at 9:49 am #109707October 2, 2019 at 10:47 am #109723
How old is Buck Showalter?
And I didn’t realize Maddon was 65 already.
Showalter is 63 and yes Merlot Joe is 65.October 3, 2019 at 11:22 am #109870
Mickey Calloway has been fired by the Mets.October 3, 2019 at 10:31 pm #110078
One name to keep your eye on for the #Mets opening is Mike Matheny, who went to Michigan, and is quite close to the Wilpons. He's a finalist with the #Royals opening, and could be a long shot with the Mets, but those close to the Wilpons say not to count him out.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 3, 2019October 4, 2019 at 9:25 am #110127
If I was Joe Maddon I believe I would want the Padres job. Seems like that future is pretty bright.October 4, 2019 at 9:31 am #110130
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MM stay away from the Mets job. As far away as possible. NY is not the place for you.October 4, 2019 at 9:50 am #110137
If I was Joe Maddon I believe I would want the Padres job. Seems like that future is pretty bright.
Their future could potentially be bright because of their farm system but I doubt they will ever be able to have the payroll to sustain it. The Angels with Trout and Ohtani might be better for Maddon since the Angels have a much larger payroll capacity than the Padres. The Angels need to get some pitching though.October 4, 2019 at 9:54 am #110139
The 2019 Padres (with the savior Machado) finished 22 games under .500 and 36 games behind the Dodgers. 36 games is their largest gap since 2003. They have finished in last place three of the last four seasons, including 2019. They have finished closer than 16 games back just once in the last 12 years and that was way back in 2010.
Maybe all of those prospects will make a difference and maybe not. The Padres are light years behind the Dodgers and so far the gap is still growing. Maddon won’t want to wait three to five years for a chance to win.October 4, 2019 at 9:57 am #110142
Pugs in the manager seat. I just want to finally see him in that pink shirt.October 7, 2019 at 7:56 pm #110715October 7, 2019 at 7:58 pm #110716October 7, 2019 at 8:06 pm #110717
I like watching the Angels play late at night. I wont mind pulling for Joe’s team to win one little bit. Maddon managing Pujols. Maybe Albert will have one last renaissance year, say about .315/44/122.
r/Esteemed RatOctober 10, 2019 at 9:01 am #111081October 10, 2019 at 9:55 am #111090
Gabe Kapler has now been fired in Philadelphia.
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