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  1. 5 points
    Ok, this isn't funny anymore. If I am being honest here, I would rather have kept Ricky than to do this.
  2. 5 points
    It isn't RH's job to set a lineup or make calls to the pen. That's literally what Ricky was hired to do. RH gave Ricky the rope and Ricky hung himself with it. He proved time after time that he wasn't capable of being an effective in-game manager so the front office (correctly) made the decision to move on.
  3. 5 points
    yeah Tony LaRussa isn't what this team needs, let's move forwards not backwards
  4. 4 points
    Hinch could also just get another job where he doesnt have a grandpa holding his hand and impeding his decisions for a year.
  5. 4 points
    Last time I heard this phrase, it resulted in a man being locked away in solitary for a month.
  6. 4 points
    I think they’re just getting names out there. They’ll interview different guys for a couple weeks, including minority candidates, and then Hinch will officially interview in early November, and be named the next Sox manager around November 10.
  7. 4 points
    This is what happens to your brain when you don't watch any White Sox baseball, as you yourself admitted yesterday. Managerial decisions play a HUGE role, as we saw over and over and over again this season (Well, we saw it....you didn't.)
  8. 3 points
    I will start to worry when someone other than Nightengale reports that La Russa is a frontrunner. I don't doubt that Tony and Jerry will have a lovely zoom call to catch up on old times, but I just can't see the hire happening.
  9. 3 points
    Looks like he's convinced Reinsdorf to change his archaic views and ways. That's a win right there. I never would have thought he could get away getting rid of Ricky and specially coop.
  10. 2 points
    I think some of them need a little kick in the ass
  11. 2 points
    I’m sure an old school guy like La Russa would be totally good with Tim bat flipping and being asked to manage lineups based on exit velocities and launch angles.
  12. 2 points
    Exactly. It's not like he looked at the tweet, saw it was a woman, and then was like I'm going to humiliate (aka respond to her in a joking matter). He responds the same way to everybody. Bring on as many personalities into baseball as you can and market them. Baseball is going to be hockey in a decade at this rate. You'll have your die hard fans, and then that's it. Also if you're offended by Bauer? Yikes. Then everything in the world must offend you.
  13. 2 points
    In my opinion, it’s fair game if someone tags your account. She @ him on Twitter. If she just said “Trevor Bauer” and he found the tweet and replied, I’d look at it much different. But Trevor Bauer is human like the rest of us and I’m sure there are times he gets frustrated and responds. It’s not the smartest thing for him to do for the reasons others have mentioned. He knows others will attack and that’s no bueno. But as the girl, you know Trevor Bauer has responded to randoms before, plenty of times. Don’t poke the bear if you don’t want to deal with the ramifications.
  14. 2 points
    I hope the owner lets him. The inconvenient truth is Reinsdorf signs the checks and establishes the team payroll boundaries. Lord knows I'm no fan of Hahn but if Reinsdorf told Hahn to make Bauer happen, it would get done unless Trevor was absolutely hell-bound on going elsewhere. The same is true in bringing in an A-list field manager. Reinsdorf absolutely shocked me by moving on from Cooper. If the objective is to move away from the ol' boy insider's club, getting rid of Cooper was tantamount. The White Sox are on the verge of greatness. But they are going to require a significant financial infusion to secure the services of in-their-prime difference makers from outside the organization. This is the last hoorah for this current ownership regime. Here's hoping they go out champions.
  15. 2 points
    Bochy has managed 25 seasons and is under .500 for his career. His teams have won 90 or more games 4 times in those 25 years, and he is 65. I believe his time has passed.
  16. 2 points
    It's not, though. Like at all. Things like lineups, bullpen/pitching management, defensive alignments/changes have nothing to do with knowing what pitch is coming, and those were people's biggest gripes about Ricky around here.
  17. 2 points
    If true, which I also believe it is, it’s a big story IMO. It’s a total change of the guard from the Sox FO, finally embracing data and the state of baseball in 2020, and wanting a coaching staff that feels the same way.
  18. 2 points
    Yeah absolutely. That has nothing to do with today though. He's also not responsible for things his followers do.
  19. 2 points
    This makes me think the Sox are definitely going to bring in a manager who uses analytics, which is a good thing.
  20. 2 points
    This speaks more to the quality of their FO than to the quality of Hinch. And again, in game decisions are easy to make when Altuve knows what pitch is coming in his next PA. That aside, I wonder if Bochy would be willing to come, and take Jireshele (sp?) as his bench coach. I think im warming to the idea of experience + up and comer as the manager/bench coach pairing.
  21. 2 points
    Bochy said he was ready to listen. Hope they give him a long look. Very well respected with more managerial experience than just about anybody. At 65 he's not a kid but I'll bet he would listen to a 3-year plan. Let Jirschele be his bench coach and learn from a pro. Old school sitting next to analytics. Sign me up.
  22. 2 points
    I'm gonna be honest, I haven't finished a single one of your posts. It's 2020, try to be more succinct. 🤣
  23. 2 points
    I 100% agree. Don Cooper served under Jerry Manuel, Ozzie Guillen, Robin Ventura and Ricky.....that's unheard of. I saw a stat today from Kamka that in the entire history of the White Sox franchise, they've had something like 850 pitchers. Don Cooper has been the pitching coach for 25.4% of those guys. They could have very easily moved on from Ricky and kept Cooper around......but they didn't. And it speaks volumes.
  24. 2 points
    What a horribly awful story. “In the summer of 2012, she died by suicide.” I hope we never see Boston again.
  25. 2 points
    A- so far, but this offseason is big. He’s gotta land a TOR SP and a RF that hits righties. A trade for SP at the deadline this year didn’t make a ton of sense. Imagine giving up a couple promising young players and then the season ends up cancelled.
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