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About BFirebird

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  1. BFirebird

    Rick Hahn is Sporting News Executive of the Year

    The trades have to come to fruition for the rebuild to work, hence getting the better record and winning the award this year. And hitting on Keuchel & Grandal is actually a pretty big deal...more so than missing on EE, Mazara, Cishek.
  2. BFirebird

    AJ Hinch: does it matter to you that he cheated?

    If you ain’t first, you’re last.
  3. BFirebird

    Managerial Candidates List

    And we found the Hahn mouthpiece vs the KW/JR mouthpiece. 😀
  4. BFirebird

    Managerial Candidates List

    I think most people want a new fresher perspective of how the team is run. More analytical driven. Age has nothing to do with it. Maddon is up there in age but he is more on the analytical side (even if his in game managing is a little strange at times) and I would take him over LaRussa in a heart beat.
  5. BFirebird

    Managerial Candidates List

    We need a puke emotion on posts. Thats what I would give this take. No offense Greg.
  6. BFirebird

    Managerial Candidates List

    I don't mind that at all. He does have a great baseball mind/eye....just don't think I want him in the day to day as a manager.
  7. BFirebird

    Managerial Candidates List

    I am getting concerned a little, but hopefully JR really does believe in letting Hahn choose. I feel REALLY confident Hahn would not choose LaRussa.
  8. Devils advocate on the don't hire cheaters thing....this was (still is?) a widespread problem in baseball. I am not condoning it, but just saying a blanket statement of not hiring someone or signing FA players caught cheating (Sox have had plenty on their rosters) you would be REALLY limiting your pool of candidates and players. Just adding fuel to the fire. 🙂
  9. BFirebird

    Sox Press Conference - 11am 10/12 - RR out as Sox manager

    I can see that. Good comparison.
  10. It doesn't make it any better (he didn't stop it when he could have), but Hinch wasn't the source of the cheating. I personally know nothing of his character, or if he learned anything from his experience. I would expect that if he is hired that the cheating subject is brought up and I would expect that if he is hired that he gives the appropriate response. (i.e. this should never have happened under my watch, I was wrong that I didn't step in, etc). I believe people can learn from their mistakes should be given chances. If he was the main culprit (which based on what I have seen he wasn't) or cheating was in multiple places (I don't believe it was when he was in AZ) then I would call it a pattern. This doesn't appear to be a pattern. The bigger question is, how many games would he have won without cheating? We will never know. He didn't win in AZ, but I believe he said he learned from that experience and brought that to Houston. It will be interesting to say the least on what they do here.
  11. BFirebird

    Sox Press Conference - 11am 10/12 - RR out as Sox manager

    Same here. Brantley is a consistent pro year in and year out. And he is a different kind of hitter than what we have. Joc is just more of the same. I would even be in for putting him as DH and getting an additional RF...but I know the last thing we need is more DHs.
  12. BFirebird

    Sox Press Conference - 11am 10/12 - RR out as Sox manager

    Agree with this sentiment. Renteria seems like a nice enough guy...just in over his head as a major league manager on a team that is on the cusp of winning. Very surprised, but glad they are doing this now. Don't wait around and target guys you want. I am really interested on what their manager list looks like. Alomar? Would they consider Hinch? You have to interview some TB coaches I would assume.
  13. BFirebird

    Offseason Targets

    If you are the Red Sox do you do this? That seems like not enough even if after TJ for Sale.
  14. BFirebird

    Offseason Targets

    Bauer is my #1 target if I am Hahn. SP in general is my #1 target. I would sign a few if you can....going back to 162 games you can't have enough SP, the Sox didn't even have enough for 60. After pitching, I would look for a lefty bat. I know he is on the older side, and defense is probably lacking, but I take a hard look at Michael Brantley. I am guessing that the Astros don't bring him back with guys like Tucker still looking for a spot. He is a professional lefty hitter who can get on base. I would see if you can get a 2 year deal and hope to find a RF in the next few years for the long term.
  15. BFirebird

    Sox vs Twins 9/17 1:10

    It was ridiculous no place for it in Little League, let alone MLB. I am pretty sure my 6 year old has more common sense than that. All that being said ReyLo definitely was in there an inning too long. Ricky strikes again!