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    • Bobby Valentine in 2011
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  • 8/1/10
  • jcdova29
We need to purge this team of everyone affiliated with Joe Torre. Lets have Bobby Valentine run the team next year with his own coaching staff. They named a beer in Japan after Bobby V for petes sake.
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  • 8/1/10
  • o__juice
Holy S, the manager doesnt matter. everyone manages the same way these days
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  • 8/1/10
  • nicoya64

Well, as much as I like Bobby I think JT has done a good job as manager, having won the division the last couple of years but coming up short in the NLCS against the Phillies. I think the problem is that our pitching hasn't been up to par the last couple of seasons. We still need a bonafide ace to anchor the pitching rotation otherwise we'll never go anywhere in the playoffs.

nic :)

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  • 8/1/10
  • johnny57
I think Valentine would be a good move, however I don't know if any legitimate manager or player would choose to come to LA as long as McCourts are owning the team. The Dodgers are not a stable organization.
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  • 8/1/10
  • nicoya64

Great point Johnny, those two should just sell the team to someoneone who wants to bring another WS title to LA.

nic :)

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  • 8/1/10
  • utdodgersfn
Kirk Gibson
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  • 8/1/10
  • jcdova29
Gibby would not last one month. He would get fired for slapping Kemp and Martin around. He has no patience for these types of players.
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  • 8/1/10
  • utdodgersfn
Exactly
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  • 8/1/10
  • bluebluddd
yeah, bobby v. wouldn't put up with these lackadaisical lolly-gaggers. he would kick some serious @$$ and get em in line. torre's way too mellow, and his hands-off approach only works with a team of serious responsible professionals....
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  • 8/1/10
  • mikeemt609

I've been registered on the boards here for several years, but I mostly read the boards.

I would like to add to the discussion here, giving my opinions on Joe Torre and this year's Dodgers.
I believe that it doesn't matter who the manager is, the team will win or lose based on the players the GM puts on the field. If the GM signs all the good expensive free agents then chances are the team will win lots of games and play deep into the playoffs.
If the GM doesn't put a good team on the field (like the 2010 Dodgers), then we see what happens.
Since the break the Dodgers can't score runs if their lives depended on it...and that's why the team is fading in their hopes of making the playoffs this year.

As I sit here typing this message the Dodgers are down 2-0 in the 8th inning, and if they don't come back and win it looks like they will be 8 games back in the west on the 1st of August.

If the trend continues, all the Dodgers can look forward to is getting back on track for 2011, probably with a new manager, and perhaps a new announcer should Joe Torre and Vin Scully choose to retire at the end of this season.

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  • 8/1/10
  • mikeemt609
I agree with you on that. We as Dodger fans have seen lots of managers over the years, but one thing that has never changed was Vin Scully broadcasting the games.
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  • 8/2/10
  • o__juice

I used to believe coaches/managers made a difference when i was a kid.
The dodgers record reflects the play on the field, not the manager.

Across town, i guess Mike Scioscia decided he is going to take this season off.

Hey but what do I know

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