Re: Red Sox will interview Tony Pena
posted at 10/16/2012 11:53 AM EDT
In response to ma6dragon9's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
I wonder if Pena quit in KC because he came to the conclusion that he could never win a ring there. I want guys in this franchise who want to be winners and not settle for where the Sox are today. I do not hold what happened in KC against him because I do not know all the facts of what transpired there.
That's the way I figure it. You don't know what transpired between him and the FO.
And even if he was wrong, and maybe he was, does he stay punished forever?
And I'd have to weigh that against the 83-79 team he had with a real dearth of talent. That's the highest amount of wins KC has had since 1993. I would definite listen to him.
That's exactly the reason. He had a great 2003, lost 104 games in 2004, and started 8-25 in 2005, then resigned.
I can't find it now, but I read somewhere last year, when I was hoping they'd hire him, that he wasn't sleeping at all, the constant losing was just destroying him, so he stepped aside.
It's hard to blame someone in that situation when you know they aren't going to pay for anyone, and won't realistically compete. Who, really, would want that job?
I want him, he's the guy I think could turn this team around. He garners respect everywhere he's been as a player or coach, and understand the game.
Farrell is too close to everything that went wrong, I don't even want him if Toronto fires him to be honest. They need a FRESH start, not hoping a guy who used to be here as a pitching coach will work as a manager. No thank you.
I agree with you 100% about Farrell. Going backward, hoping for the good ol' days, would be a big mistake. And that would be the only reason to hire him. He ws an arguably solid pitching coach, though he was also arguably ineffective in his last couple years of his tenure. And he has been a ho-hum manager with a good Blue Jay roster.
Fresh start, yes.