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  1. Even the best managers will lose a game or two with bad decisions/actions/non-actions.  But when you have a manger who may or may not be conscious for most games and completely out of touch with how baseball is now played, the bad managing is magnified.  I keep thinking of Jimmy Dugan from A League of Their Own, lounging in the dugout scratching his nuts.  The bad news here is TLR isn't going to have an epiphany and become an engaged, present, good manager.  He'll be dozing and ball-scratching all season while his team goes out there and (hopefully) wins in spite of him.

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  2. 7 minutes ago, fathom said:

    I can’t think of a worse manager for this particular team. He’s so lucky Abreu is an amazing person and would probably support any manager.

    Abreu would probably support Satan as manager.

    "He gets a bad rap.  I think the horns on his head scare people, but he's a good guy.  The pitchfork he occasionally pokes people with is just for motivation.  Sure, he hates God, but to each his own."

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  3. Overall, the rotation has looked good.  Giolito has been good, even great in spots, but he's been let down by his offense and manager.  Lynn is a horse and has been as good as we expected.  Keuchel looked great today but has been spotty.  Cease and Rodon are the big surprises.  Both are pitching very well, especially Cease lately.  Kopech in his spot starts has been lights out and has been lights out in relief appearances, too.

    It will be interesting come August and beyond (playoffs?).  If all six guys are still here, they have a lot to work with.

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  4. That was such a fun game to watch.  Cease looked really good pitching.  He has been much better with locating his pitches lately, and his off speed stuff was particularly nasty.  Add three hits to his performance, and he's the easy player of the game.

    Moncada is starting to look like the Moncada from 2019.  TA continues to be TA.  Abreu came through to get things started.  Madrigal looked solid in the 2-spot.  Ruiz has been surprisingly good so far this season.

    This team is still good even without Eloy and Robert.  The guys we expect to perform need to perform.  There's less room for error.  But, damn this team is stacked with talent.


  5. 20 minutes ago, South Side Hit Men said:

    Rick flew out to Cincinnati, by the looks of the lineup card, he may have written it.

     

     

    Considering who is available and it's in an NL park, this is about as good as it gets.  Could move a guy or two around, but it wouldn't make a huge difference.

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  6. Wouldn't it be ironic if, in a thread about warnings, posters were warned?

    It's easy to get pissed and post something borderline (or even outright batshit crazy) in the heat of the moment.  This team will do it to the best of us.  We've gone through some training at work about talking to people when they're "in the red" and how to get them "into the green".  Same goes for sending emails.  Take a breath, calm down, and think about what you're going to send.  Lots of us were in the red last night, and I'm sure some regretful things were posted.

    I don't think I've ever been attacked on the board.  Hell, I don't even think anyone's ever called me "pal".

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  7. Not to make excuses for TLR because he had a bad game, but the team wouldn't have been in the position they were if it weren't for the abysmal offensive effort throughout the game.  A bad Tigers team makes five errors and the Sox respond by lazily rolling into a shitload of double plays.  They should have been leading by 5 or 6 in the 7th, and the pitching situation looks different.  However, a good manager adjusts and makes better decisions.

    But, holy shit, the team looked completely disinterested yesterday.  I'm sick of seeing Grandout pull the ball right to the second baseman and essentially walk down the line.

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