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Howard Simmons

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It just takes discipline to beat the shift when your at bat ...
If everyone would learn to go the other way, the shift wouldn't even happen anymore.
Get rid of the shift. Play the game the way it's supposed to be played a player at each position. I wish they would come up with a stat of how many hits were lost because of the shift.:mad:
 
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Alex Cora is back as Red Sox manager.

If they were planning on keeping him on as manager after serving his one year suspension, then why fire him in the first place? Just name Ron Roenicke interm manager and then welcome Cora back after serving his suspension. Instead the Red Sox go into righteous indignation mode and fire Cora. I find it ironic that before Cora was suspended, both he and Roenicke had a job with the Red Sox, and now only Cora has a job. Sorry, but from my viewpoint the optics stink!!


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If they were planning on keeping him on as manager after serving his one year suspension, then why fire him in the first place? Just name Ron Roenicke interm manager and then welcome Cora back after serving his suspension. Instead the Red Sox go into righteous indignation mode and fire Cora. I find it ironic that before Cora was suspended, both he and Roenicke had a job with the Red Sox, and now only Cora has a job. Sorry, but from my viewpoint the optics stink!!


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Firing Cora was for Looks ....

If they continue to keep the talent and upgrade as well, I think the retaining Cora was a good thing, if they go strictly to rebuilding mode, it was Not a good move.
 

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Firing Cora was for Looks ....

If they continue to keep the talent and upgrade as well, I think the retaining Cora was a good thing, if they go strictly to rebuilding mode, it was Not a good move.

I’m not arguing that Cora isn’t the better manager. I’m just saying that this whole situation is incredibly unfair to Ron Roenicke. He was promoted to manager after the Sox fired Cora following his suspension from MLB. Then Roenicke is handed a severely watered down roster- including a pitching staff that would rival a AA team’s pitching staff-in a watered down 60 game season. And is then expected to make chicken salad out of chicken sh**. Then the team predictably falls on its collective face and he gets fired.


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I’m not arguing that Cora isn’t the better manager. I’m just saying that this whole situation is incredibly unfair to Ron Roenicke. He was promoted to manager after the Sox fired Cora following his suspension from MLB. Then Roenicke is handed a severely watered down roster- including a pitching staff that would rival a AA team’s pitching staff-in a watered down 60 game season. And is then expected to make chicken salad out of chicken sh**. Then the team predictably falls on its collective face and he gets fired.


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What was Roenicke's response to getting let go ?
I'm wondering if it was a done deal when he was originally hired, they could have been figuring that that was what they wanted to do ahead of time.
 

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Trevor Bauer Cy Young winner in the National League: :clapping :clapping :clapping Trevor Bauer is Cincinnati Reds' first National League Cy Young Award winner
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I don't know about that. They changed their GM so maybe they'll try to sign him. They gave Homer Bailey $105 million and look where he's at.:rolleyes: If Bauer goes then the dominoes will start falling in the pitching staff.
Teams all over the map are eager for his services ...
I'd like to see him stay as well, but I doubt he would ...
I HAVE heard, he wants Nothing to do with the Yankees.

I'm hoping that Houston goes after him, they need a bonafide starter .... Verlander won't pitch next year, it sounds like Grienke is moving on ... they have a few that they may have found this year when they had 7 rookies in the pen, but we'll see what happens next year ...

I'm thinking that the Mets are looking hard ... it wouldn't surprise me if the Dodgers get him.
 

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