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Just now, BigHurt3515 said:

Only 2 people love this. You either hate it or you ehh don't hate it

I honestly have very little opinion.  I have no idea how he's going to manage and how the players will react to him.  Frankly I'm not going to take the opinion of blue checks on twitter as gospel.  I'm not happy they signed him; I wanted Hinch -- but I'm not going to pan the move until I see him manage.  If he does dumb shit I'll rip him like I ripped Rick every single game.

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4 minutes ago, ChiHawks10 said:


As I said once already... everyone was cheating in the steroid era... singling out TLR as if he was the only coach is absurdly stupid.

Blaming any manager is stupid.  What were they supposed to do, unilaterally impose drug testing in direct conflict with the basic agreement?

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I expect Jeff Torborg to be named bench coach at the press conference.

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2 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

If we are putting the band back together, when does Jake Blues get out of prison?

Except this would be the 'Blues Brother's 2000' version...

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Just now, Dick Allen said:

That won’t accomplish much. I already renewed anyway. It will still be fun. It may take him 10 minutes to get to the mound to make a pitching change.

The time to complain was two weeks ago

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23 minutes ago, Quin said:

La Russa is basically the worst traits of everyone.

  • Nepotism hire.
  • A cheat
  • A drunk
  • "Trust my gut"
  • The storyline will now be about him all year
  • Risks throwing the locker room into absolute turmoil
  • Can be a massive detriment to free agents
  • Hasn't managed in years

To be fair he is a great father to the kids from his second marriage and is a huge support of light skinned animals

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Just now, Dominikk85 said:

Yeah, makes me wonder whether the renteria firing was hahn's move. I can understand wanting a better manager but saying that ricky was not data savy and modern enough and then hire a 70 yo doesn't fit.

Larussa was actually quite modern with numbers 30 years ago but he has been out some time now and that stuff has changed.

Hahn also wanted someone with recent October experience.

My guess is the series of events.

  1. Ricky implodes down the stretch. Completely loses front office support. 
  2. Hahn sees several quality candidates, knows he'll have the pick of the litter: Bochy, Hinch, Cora, etc. 
  3. Hahn outlines what he wants in a manager. None of which describes La Russa.
  4. La Russa sees the opening, calls Reinsdorf during the World Series before anyone else can interview.
  5. Reinsdorf supersedes Hahn, hires La Russa. 
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4 minutes ago, Look at Ray Ray Run said:

I'm done supporting Jerry's BS. 

I'll watch on TV, and go to whatever free games I have via friends and family. Only place a fan can show displeasure is by hitting the teams pocket books. 

I was one to cancel my MLB.tv subscription after the Machado debacle. Turns out there are plenty of free ways to online without giving them tacit approval, and I'm much happier for it.

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2 minutes ago, Dick Allen said:

That won’t accomplish much. I already renewed anyway. It will still be fun. It may take him 10 minutes to get to the mound to make a pitching change.

Oh, I'm not dumb enough to sit through five years of misery only to stop watching now. I just won't support them with my own cash.

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1 minute ago, ThirdGen said:

Blaming any manager is stupid.  What were they supposed to do, unilaterally impose drug testing in direct conflict with the basic agreement?

What is a manger supposed to, stop his players and GM from filming signs?

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1 minute ago, ThirdGen said:

Blaming any manager is stupid.  What were they supposed to do, unilaterally impose drug testing in direct conflict with the basic agreement?

Maybe not allowing bottles of Andro to be kept out in the open in players lockers would have been a great start. 

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7 minutes ago, Quin said:

Man, now you just made me realize that Frank Thomas is about to be put in a spot where he'll be the biggest hypocrite of all time if he loves this move.

Was TLR injecting guys?

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2 minutes ago, Dick Allen said:

That won’t accomplish much. I already renewed anyway. It will still be fun. It may take him 10 minutes to get to the mound to make a pitching change.

He will use the pitching cart that is in moth balls

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Just now, southsider2k5 said:

 

LOL he knows that it's based on his friendship and what happened years ago so much that he is denying it before anyone even asks the question. This is a tactic we teach in sales - you know something is coming up because it's true so you address or distract from it in advance.

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Here it is: Madrigal and/or Vaughn dealt for old pitcher, Sox sign Wainwright, Molina (primary DH/backup C), and Kolten Wong.

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4 minutes ago, TaylorStSox said:

LOL. At least it'll be fun watching the analytics guys losing their shit every day. 

Remember when that was the next market opportunity to hire all of these analytics guys other clubs recently let go to save money? Can't imagine they're jumping over each other to come here now.

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1 minute ago, mqr said:

What is a manger supposed to, stop his players and GM from filming signs?

Jesus Christ yes. 

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1 minute ago, southsider2k5 said:

 

So it's not about friendship but the owner is doing a joint statement with a new manager hire?  Why wouldn't they at least have Hahn make the statement?

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15 minutes ago, JoshPR said:

Wow.... Reinsdorf better open up the checkbook. Give me a freaking break. Time to go jerry

He is probably paying LaRussa more than he has paid any manager ever, and is still paying RR. Checkbook opened. Checkbook Closed.

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2 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

 

Jerry spend that money and back up your talk. Nothing more to say than this. 

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9 minutes ago, Look at Ray Ray Run said:

Call your ticket rep and let them know you will be cancelling and not renewing your season tickets. I did.

I already e-mailed my rep to get out of my plan. 

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Whelp, I honestly can't think of a positive side to this. Sorry guys.

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