Managing For Dummies

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    Managing For Dummies

    You too can manage at the major league level by memorizing these few Francona steps:

    1) construct lineup by alternating left & righthanded batters no matter their abilities
    2) give players a day off every five games regardless of streaks or fitness
    3) do not allow your starter to pitch less than four innings or more than 7innings/100 pitches whichever comes first
    4) designate relievers to be inning specialists - that will do away with any need to anaylyze or think through pitching changes
    5) let the veterans loaf through spring training and April games - its too early to matter
    6) send struggling players to the dl - it removes the need to discipline them or confront them about their shortcomings
    7) always tow the party line and refer to your GM as your boss for job security

    Did I miss anything??? With the second highest payroll in MLB you have a good chance of advancing to the postseason and then you too can be considered a great manager!

    Anyone can do it...
     
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    1) construct lineup by alternating left & righthanded batters no matter their abilities
    Ortiz and Drew regurally hit back-to-back.
    2) give players a day off every five games regardless of streaks or fitness
    Gonzalez has not had a day off this season.
    3) do not allow your starter to pitch less than four innings or more than 7innings/100 pitches whichever comes first
    Buchholz threw 127 pitches in his previous start and over seven innings yesterday.
    4) designate relievers to be inning specialists - that will do away with any need to anaylyze or think through pitching changes
    Closers pitch in the ninth, set-up men in the innings before. That's how it works in all of baseball.
    5) let the veterans loaf through spring training and April games - its too early to matter
    If a veteran isn't ready to play baseball after ten seasons they don't deserve to be in MLB.
    6) send struggling players to the dl - it removes the need to discipline them or confront them about their shortcomings
    Pedroia and Crawford are still with the team.
    7) always tow the party line and refer to your GM as your boss for job security
    What?
     
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    In Response to Managing For Dummies:
    [QUOTE]You too can manage at the major league level by memorizing these few Francona steps: 1) construct lineup by alternating left & righthanded batters no matter their abilities 2) give players a day off every five games regardless of streaks or fitness 3) do not allow your starter to pitch less than four innings or more than 7innings/100 pitches whichever comes first 4) designate relievers to be inning specialists - that will do away with any need to anaylyze or think through pitching changes 5) let the veterans loaf through spring training and April games - its too early to matter 6) send struggling players to the dl - it removes the need to discipline them or confront them about their shortcomings 7) always tow the party line and refer to your GM as your boss for job security Did I miss anything??? With the second highest payroll in MLB you have a good chance of advancing to the postseason and then you too can be considered a great manager! Anyone can do it...
    Posted by georom4[/QUOTE]

    I couldn't have said it better. thanks
     
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    That's a great list,but I have a few suggestions too if you don't mind.

    8) Having a thick skin for the supposed "fans" who will bash you win or lose
    9) Being intelligent enough to know,when you start managing like a fan,that's when you become a fan instead of a manager.
    10) Ignoring those people who know more than you even though they haven't even managed a Little League team.
    11) Just smile at those who have the "Monday Morning Quarterback" syndrome. 
    12) Stick to what you do best.Managing and winning.
     
  5. You have chosen to ignore posts from pelosireturns. Show pelosireturns's posts

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    www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0764552341/ref=sib_dp_pt#reader-link">Baseball for Dummies
    I'm still trying to get through this book myself.
     
  6. You have chosen to ignore posts from georom4. Show georom4's posts

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    hahahaha   funny FB
     
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    I do not believe Theo or Terry make all the right moves all the time but the all or nothing scenario is wrong.
    They win games as a team and lose games as a team. I like that thought process. I'd rather this present team scenario than the past times with the RS when it was 25 cabs for 25 payers and they suked as a team.
    I like having a team that support each other through thick and thin.
    I believe this spring when every one thought they were not as good as written about I believe we actually saw what this team is about.
    NO one panicked.
    NO one called anyone out.
    NO complained about their spot in the line up or not in the line up.

    I actually think we saw a team that will not panic under any circumstance and one that will pull for each other no matter what. 



    1) construct lineup by alternating left & righthanded batters no matter their abilities
    Considering all teams do this I don't take issue with this move.
    The exception being it is being done according to abilities.
    If it is not please show who is not in the order according to their abilities or current ave.

    2) give players a day off every five games regardless of streaks or fitness.
    Smart move for some but considering it is not being done by Francona makes this comment BS.
    FYI
    Lowrie/Pedroia/Ortiz 20 of 23 days with 2 off days in May
    Agon/CC/Jacoby 21 of 23
    Youk 19 of 23

    3) do not allow your starter to pitch less than four innings or more than 7innings/100 pitches whichever comes first
    This falls under Terry you are wrong when ever you pull a pitcher.
    AKA Many were upset when Bard did not pitch the 22nd now you are wrong for having him pitch yesterday...



    4) designate relievers to be inning specialists - that will do away with any need to anaylyze or think through pitching changes
    Only Bard and Paps have specific innings all the others have pitched when ever needed please look at the stats.

    5) let the veterans loaf through spring training and April games - its too early to matter
    Now you are just throwing crap against the wall and hoping some one agrees.

    6) send struggling players to the dl - it removes the need to discipline them or confront them about their shortcomings
    Just because you do not read about discipline does not mean it does not happen. Not all teams have children (Milton Bradley) they need to publically reprimand.

    7) always tow the party line and refer to your GM as your boss for job security
    So having a manager and GM who believe and agree on how to manage and run a team is bad?
    You'd rather a like the White Sox where the mgr. and GM are seemingly at odds all the time
     
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    8)  Allow the opposing Manager to determine when it's time to remove your dominating starting pitcher simply by them inserting a Pinch Hitter.

    Now that move pi##ed me off.  It's like "Oh My God a pinch hitter" chapter 11 states - late in the game you must pull your starter whenever a pinch hitter enters the game.

     
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    I dunno tcal, I think even if Buchholz had a perfect game going they wouldn't let him throw 100 pitches after throwing 127 the game before.  So the real beef there, if there is one, would be with the pitch count thing.
     
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    Georom is a school teacher. What grade?

     
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    [QUOTE]I dunno tcal, I think even if Buchholz had a perfect game going they wouldn't let him throw 100 pitches after throwing 127 the game before.  So the real beef there, if there is one, would be with the pitch count thing.
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut[/QUOTE]

    Your probably right Hf but it just seems, almost automatic, that late in a game a pinch hitter will generate a pitching change.
     
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    What were the past stats for that PH vs Clay?????
     
  13. You have chosen to ignore posts from tcal2-. Show tcal2-'s posts

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    Carlos Santana.  Not the guy you pull any pitcher for.





     
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    [QUOTE]Georom is a school teacher. What grade?
    Posted by Babe-Ted[/QUOTE]





    Georoms act is getting real old.  I just put him on my ignore list.
     
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     I just put him on my ignore list.


    aah maybe that explains it

    I must be on your list too

    why else wouldn't you answer my repeated requests

    to explain to a slow nyyfan

    if the constant posting of this pic
     



    was suppose to be a shot at arod and what i was missing

    because I don't get it
     
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    In Response to Managing For Dummies:
    [QUOTE]You too can manage at the major league level by memorizing these few Francona steps: 1) construct lineup by alternating left & righthanded batters no matter their abilities 2) give players a day off every five games regardless of streaks or fitness 3) do not allow your starter to pitch less than four innings or more than 7innings/100 pitches whichever comes first 4) designate relievers to be inning specialists - that will do away with any need to anaylyze or think through pitching changes 5) let the veterans loaf through spring training and April games - its too early to matter 6) send struggling players to the dl - it removes the need to discipline them or confront them about their shortcomings 7) always tow the party line and refer to your GM as your boss for job security Did I miss anything??? With the second highest payroll in MLB you have a good chance of advancing to the postseason and then you too can be considered a great manager! Anyone can do it...
    Posted by georom4[/QUOTE]

    Did you miss anything? Well, other than winning two World Series championships ...

     
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    I think #6 and 7 kind of contradict each other.  Can't see how Tito decides to 'send struggling players to the DL' when all he does is 'tow the party line' for Theo.  Part of the problem the bashers have is keeping straight which things to blame on which guy.  
     
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    I didn't know managers decided who was on the active roster.  I thought the GM did that.  Wow Geo sure knows a lot about baseball.
     
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    [QUOTE]1) construct lineup by alternating left & righthanded batters no matter their abilities Ortiz and Drew regurally hit back-to-back. 2) give players a day off every five games regardless of streaks or fitness Gonzalez has not had a day off this season. 3) do not allow your starter to pitch less than four innings or more than 7innings/100 pitches whichever comes first Buchholz threw 127 pitches in his previous start and over seven innings yesterday. 4) designate relievers to be inning specialists - that will do away with any need to anaylyze or think through pitching changes Closers pitch in the ninth, set-up men in the innings before. That's how it works in all of baseball. 5) let the veterans loaf through spring training and April games - its too early to matter If a veteran isn't ready to play baseball after ten seasons they don't deserve to be in MLB. 6) send struggling players to the dl - it removes the need to discipline them or confront them about their shortcomings Pedroia and Crawford are still with the team. 7) always tow the party line and refer to your GM as your boss for job security What?
    Posted by StatsFromLouie[/QUOTE]

    Why do you insist on spoiling a good story with facts?
     
  20. You have chosen to ignore posts from Hetchinspete. Show Hetchinspete's posts

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    Title should read something like:

    "Troll posting lessons for Dummies"


     
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    As I've said in the past, if only the "managers" on this forum could take his place, the whole team would be much better off. As you can tell, they know so much more than he does, and with the added luxury of hindsight, they would definitely manage the team much better than anyone else could.
     
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    Until I went through about 100 OPs like this on BDC I never understood why SOSH had closed membership.
     
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    I'll answer your question, Zac.  Real men don't anwer to you.
     
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    Until I went through about 100 OPs like this on BDC I never understood why SOSH had closed membership. -- fivekatz
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    It's a constant battle here to try to limit the negative posts/threads about the team -- even when they're doing well. It just seems like some posters always want to make sure that no one is ever too happy, or too confident. They make sure everyone is always worrying about something. But you probably know that better than I having been here longer. 
     
  25. You have chosen to ignore posts from harness. Show harness's posts

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    The sad part is, there's some truth to the OP. But when generalizations are made by a poster who is known for pointing out Tito's negatives, others will react accordingly.

    I think Geo needs to be specific. But also acknowledge other moves that have in fact worked.

    This board is 7 years old and let's face it, most subject matter has already been discussed at length. If one-sided posters are gonnna continue their obsession, it's only going to lead to others skimming or ignoring those posts altogether.

    No matter how bad any of us really think a player or manager is - it's time we look at this introspectively. I mean, nobody makes it to the highest level of baseball without having some positives. Why is it one-sided posters never want to acknowledge a single one of them?
     

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