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  1. GradMc

    Tony La Russa

    From your lips.... I'd rather Mgr Morse Code than Mgr Juice. I also like the idea of Brantley and Springer following him to Chicago.
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    Tony La Russa

    You are highly correct, sir.
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    Offseason Targets

    Bauer and Springer- make it rain Reinsdorf. If he is unable or worse unwilling after almost 40 years to turn this organization into the major market juggernaut it should have always been, then it's time to let it go to an affluent group of hungry sportsmen. Chicago is only major market that would have stood for this nonsense for this long.
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    Tony La Russa

    Oh Hell No. Bring me somebody from Tampa Bay, Cleveland, Houston or the LA Dodgers. Time to go new school. And I wouldn't stop there. The Sox need a complete marketing overhaul. I want the Sox to develop a global brand. Once they get new ownership I want them to go seriously after that entertainment $$. Relocated to the South Loop like they should have done when the late, great visionary Harold Washington first offered it. Give those tourists a choice of a 5 min cab ride or dealing with the madness of Clark and Addison. I want the Sox to be the preferred destination for attending Chicago MLB. It's game on.
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    Rick Hahn is Sporting News Executive of the Year

    I don't think so.
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    Cooper also out

    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.
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    Cooper also out

    No one is going to hire him.
  8. I'd be pleased with either Alomar or Francona. My preference would be Alomar. But whatever they do, Reinsdorf is going to have to allow the next mgr to hire his own staff - especially the pitching coach. I can"t see anyone on the outside coming in here and desiring to retain Cooper. They need a clean sweep like they finally and mercifully did on the West Side.
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    Why was Dunning pulled after 15 pitches?

    Renteria was playing for his job by managing not to lose. He lost the game. And perhaps his job although with that owner I'm not betting the rent on it.
  10. With this owner they both are slotted because he has no intentions of spending the money for the type of vetted different-makers that would elevate the Sox to championship level. The horrid manager-pitching coach combo ain't going no where either. The more the base complains, the more ownership doubles-down. His MO has always been clear: Championships are coincidental to achieving his financial bottom line objectives. He is not a sportsman. He's a businessman who profits from the circus of sports ownership.
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    Guess the pitcher we add in the offseason

    Yes they need BOTH
  12. GradMc

    Sox @ A’s - Wildcard Game 3 - 2:10

    Thank you Frank, Oz and Chuck for keeping it real. .
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    Sox @ A’s - Wildcard Game 3 - 2:10

    He managed the game out of the sync. The worst I've seen for a game of that importance. He played not to lose and he lost. He managed for his job. He let the team down. I'm listening to him on his presser. He"s taking no responsibility for that fiasco. Theo had enough of a sampling to know RR is not a championship manager. And now Sox ownership-management knows. (Not that it will make any difference).
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    We are mad at the wrong Rick

    Nice post Hahn
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    Sox @ A’s - Wildcard Game 3 - 2:10

    RR managed to save his job. And he should lose it.