Joe will NEVER get fired. His ego dictates that when he sees the writing on the wall (maybe??? someday) he'll just "leave" to pursue "other ventures".
Furthermore- this is JOES major league baseball city. He calls the shots- surrounds himself with coaches HE can manipulate. He SELLS himself better than anyone I ever heard of in or out of baseball. I have said this before and I'll say it again that his persuasiveness is something I admire- and I KNOW he is very very smart. But, he has been blessed a great pitching staff and an even greater front office brains ( at least in the past) of getting real "bargain" players. I've explained the MOY stuff in the past. He never gets any real challenge from the media- most of which because he's got most of them befuddled.
I also know this was just wishful thinking and tongue in cheek, but I feel your pain
"We're just going through an offensive malaise now"
What other manager says that ????
One of my more recent favorites is on the defense earlier this month, enjoy:
Manager Joe Maddon called the Rays' defense "viral right now."
"It's a virus man; we have to get rid of it," Maddon said. "We need some kind of an infield antibiotic.
That other venue is when Stu decides to persue the Mets and take Joe with him.
Ya think the whole team? or just Joe? I think Stu's sights are set on NY. I sure would have liked to see our series with him this time just to see his reaction.