Re: Why not Dave Martinez or Ryne Sandberg for manager in '13?
posted at 9/6/2012 8:41 PM EDT
In response to seabeachfred's comment:
In response to mvpyouk20's comment:
I like the ideal of Martinez a lot. Learning from one of the best managers in baseball today in Madden. I think he would be a good choice. I also read a lot fo good things on Sandberg. Some say he will be a manager somewhere in the bigs by next year. Which one would you rather have?
You like the idea? Guess what? I do too. The problem is the front office doesn't like it because they want someone they can control. Martinez and Sandberg are individuals with minds of their own and Lucchino, a first rate meddler and t hird rate baseball brain, wants someone he can keep an eye on. He has the perfect foil in FrancoMa, who now looks good even though he cost us three division titles alone when he was managing the team. Of course, next to BV's implosion this season, much of which was his own doing, more of it was due to his hands being tied, some think that Tito w asn't so bad after all. I am not one of them, though.
Look at Robin Ventura of the White Sox. First job and not bad. Maddon was a trusted aide of Scioscia for years until he got his chance and now he is one of the very best managers in the game. We need a young and spirited new guy in that dugout, one who will allowed to pick his own coaches and once he starts to manage get the hell out of his way.
re:" The problem is the front office doesn't like it because they want someone they can control. Martinez and Sandberg are individuals with minds of their own and Lucchino, a first rate meddler and t hird rate baseball brain, wants someone he can keep an eye on. "
i have been saying this forever, without comment from others here.
im so glad to see that someone else can see what is as well.
they had a chance for maddon but took the puppet. now with wnother chance it appears they will blow it again out of compulsiceve need to control
thanks for the post and the thread mvp