Re: Shaughnessy: 'Tito won't be back next year'
posted at 9/29/2011 3:17 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Shaughnessy: 'Tito won't be back next year'
[QUOTE]if grady can be fired for a mistake one game short of the world series, then Francona can easily be fired for an entire month's epic collapse with a team that is so loaded with talent it's almost unfair i know it is time for you francona apoligists to admit what i and others have been saying for a few years now - he is a lousy manager who can not motivate, lead, or teach his players what is needed to win...if they have it in them (like 2004/07) then its all good...if not were f&^*ed... seriously if this season doesnt justify firing him than i assume you want him to manage for life....sort of like your plan for wakefield starting...
Posted by georom4[/QUOTE]
Loaded with talent? Umm ... have you looked at the pitching staff and the number of starts guys like Weiland, Miller and yes, even Wakefield who at this point is a spot starter for a month or so rather than 3/4 of the year.
Explain to me how it's Francona's fault that the pitching staff had an ERA nearly 6.00 for September and allowed five or more runs in at least 19 starts in the month.
There is plenty of blame to go around, from the hitters, to fielders to Theo, to Tito and coaches. But it all starts with the most pathetic pitching I have seen since I was a Red Sox fan.
Yes, tonight, once clutch hit from A-Gon or Ortiz when there were runners on could have put the game out of reach. But that's baseball. There are going to be games where that happens. The flip side is games like last night where the pitching staff gives up seven runs, but the offense did enough to win.
Anyone who was paying attention and had not agenda could see how the crppy pitching at the start of the month just scked the life out of the team.
Now you tell me how a manager can get his pitchers to get outs and not get rocked every time out. If you explain this to me, then I'll give your anti-Tito crusade some thought.