AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!!!! No oficial anouncement, but a "done" deal according to some.
Better be right and reboot as quickly as posible.
And now the new ownership is already making decisions, an extension on Quentin and posibly Street; will it help the team?
Actually, Josh Brynes who had no experienced at all. He fired from D-Backs organization and he have a bad trade for those players. Something is not right. I knew it! That's why the D-Backs is losing 2 season back in 2009 & 2010. I knew AJ Hinch that he had no managing experienced at all. He never was. Something is wrong.
FIRED JOSH BRYNES & AJ HINCH NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
" knew AJ Hinch that he had no managing experienced at all. He never was. Something is wrong. "
Did Kirk Gibson ever have any managing experience?
The problem with Hinch as a manager was that he had never coached or managed at any level... it was not the smartest move that Byrnes ever made -
That aside Hinch is a bright young baseball executive and will be a GM within the next few years I predict
The other poster clearly has a gripe with Byrnes and Hinch He probably doesn't even know what Hinch's job is here - it's not the manager so who cares about the past with the D'Backs... he does have experience at the major league level in his current job
As with most GM's Byrnes has made good and bad moves I think he has done a great job here so far with his only "questionable move" being the trade of Rizzo - but it's too early know how that will work out - guys who throw like Cashner don't come along every day
He was saying Gibson had experience.. Gibson didn't manage even in the Minors before being named manager of the D'backs.. according to baseball reference..
Being a ballplayer doesn't mean someone can manager and not being a ballplayer doesn't mean someone can't manage... history proves that out..
His personal grudge against them doesn't make him correct on any of his points.. I refuse to validate his post
I think the distinction he might have been trying to make is that Gibson was a bench coach and hitting coach in the majors before being named Manager and Hinch held no coaching or field jobs...
It was considered a very unusual move and was pretty controversial in Phoenix when Byrnes made the move - Hinch was a rising young baseball executive with playing experience in the majors and Brynes believed he could handle it...
I agree that being a good player has nothing to do with being a good manager - all we need to do is look at the managing career of Ted Williams to see it doesn't always work - and even Tony Gwynn has struggled to find success at the college level -
The league is filled with great managers who had no real playing career to speak of Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa, Tommy Lasorda, etc, etc, etc
Again the guy just has some major issue with Byrnes and Hinch
Hey shoot me an e-mail and let me know what's going on with you
I agree that Gibson had some coaching experience .. however, once again.. being a good coach doesn't make one a good manager..
I looked it up and there have been 6 managers who never even played baseballa.espncdn.com/mlb/columns/neyer_rob/1390462.html
And a longer list of managers who never played in the majors.. baseball-almanac.com/mgrnon.shtml
Those who can do.. those who can't teach.. think that's the saying.. LOL
The OP isn't really worth all this time.. IMHO...
will drop you a line.. sounds like they are keeping you out of trouble... part time.. at least
The question is, where had he managed before. I am well aware of him as a player.
Just because a player is valuable, doesn't mean they will be a good manager.
Gibson was at least a bench coach which is the path that many take to becoming a manager - it's kind of like an Assistant Manager position - but even then his appointment was questioned by some because he did not actually manage a team in minors...
Speaking of managing in the minors I wonder if Phil Nevin will ever get a big league job? Or Ryne Sandberg?
"His personal grudge against them doesn't make him correct on any of his points.. I refuse to validate his post"
and his posts don't even make sense.
"and his posts don't even make sense."
Got a feeling that English isn't his primary language.. but even with that.. his posts made no sense...
Yeah I read a really positive review on him too - the theme if I remember was he used a good mixture and understanding of when to kick them in the aszzz and when to give them love - he said he was always inspired by Sparky Anderson and wanted to emulate his style - the most surprising thing to me was that he was rated as a good communicator - Old Grump!!!
He said he was always a student of the game and started thinking of managing when he was a player
I know he got high marks managing the Flyers so I was happy to see him get into MiLB with Detriot... yeah those MLB Manager jobs are hard to get --- and can take years and it is the reason a lot of guys who might have made good managers after their playing days didn't do it - the years of having to live the minor league lifestyle just wasn't for them
Well there are even stories of Phil being described as everything from a grump to a cancer in the clubhouse too --
but I suspect he mellowed some (a lot) - one thing about Phil is that I think he was passionate wanting success and he most likely learned a lot on how to deal with the occassional successes and with the daily failures and now with some maturity and mellowing can better advise the young guys on how to handle it