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#1 Mike LansWho

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:14 AM

I'm sure you've all read reports or seen the RSS feeds, but John Farrell is rumored to have been chosen to be the new manager of the Toronto Blue Jays. I'd hate to see him go, but more importantly, I'd hate to see him go to a place where I will hate him. Regardless, this leaves the pitching coach position open for the Red Sox. It will be interesting to see how they fill it.

Also, there are still a handful of other MLB manager jobs open and DeMarlo Hale could be a candidate for a couple after losing out on the Blue Jays gig. I saw Tim Bogar's name come up at least once. The Red Sox could very quickly be out a pitching coach, bench coach and 3b coach. 2011 should be a new look coaching staff for this team.

I wonder if Tito can pull a Bill Belichick and not officially fill those positions. /sarcasm

#2 The Ghost of Ned Martin

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 05:31 PM

Regardless, this leaves the pitching coach position open for the Red Sox. It will be interesting to see how they fill it.




The first person to suggest that Jason Varitek would be a good candidate to replace Farrell is going to get a text message containing a picture of my wee-wee.



#3 rominer

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 05:54 PM

Nice try, but Heidi Watney is convinced that Jason Varitek can still contribute on the field.

And she doesn't post here.

And I think most of the rest of us canceled our data plans after Brett Favre started texting us.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:06 PM

If Farrell leaves, I'd like to see John Wetteland get the job.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:47 PM

If Farrell leaves, I'd like to see John Wetteland get the job.


I assume that this would just be for a couple of good years, after which Mariano Rivera would claim the job.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 09:37 AM

I hear that Joe Kerrigan is looking for a job! :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 09:56 AM

If Farrell leaves, I'd like to see John Wetteland get the job.


And if they stay in-house, I think Bob Kipper would be the best choice, although Mike Cather would be good as well. An intriguing in-house option would be Dick Such, who has a lot of big-league experience in the position.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 11:04 AM

An intriguing in-house option would be Dick Such,


I don't think there is any place on this board for this kind of language, even if there are only a few of us left. We need a mod to review this post and take appropriate action.

Edited by The Ghost of Ned Martin, 23 October 2010 - 11:07 AM.


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Posted 23 October 2010 - 11:14 AM

My father would like to be considered for Boston's next pitching/thirdbase coach. He has absolutely no experience but feels with great certainty (and has for 60 years) that he could do a much better job than any of the previous "goddamned morons".

Thank you for your consideration.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 05:08 PM

Curt Young has opted not to return to the A's, so he would be another viable option.

#11 Mike LansWho

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 06:59 AM

Curt Young has opted not to return to the A's, so he would be another viable option.


Nick Cafardo says that Young is likely headed for Arizona. What's coloradojack's father's number?

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 12:37 PM

The Yankees have cut ties with their pitching coach, Dave Eiland.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 09:31 PM

The Yankees have cut ties with their pitching coach, Dave Eiland.


So much for his plans for a group hug for all of new york.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 09:38 PM

So much for his plans for a group hug for all of new york.


I think that is what ultimately got him fired. CC's idea was much better.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 07:20 AM

John Farrell? Irreplacable. Who else is going to take a 95 million dollar pitching staff and yield average results? He's a genius I tell you.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 07:24 AM

John Farrell? Irreplacable. Who else is going to take a 95 million dollar pitching staff and yield average results? He's a genius I tell you.


Yeah, but with Farrell managing Toronto, they'll be able to destroy Josh Beckett at wi....oh, right.

#17 Mike LansWho

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 12:31 PM

Curt Young has opted not to return to the A's, so he would be another viable option.


Buster Olney thinks that Young could be coming to Boston.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:10 PM

How about Dave Duncan for pitching coach?

#19 Mike LansWho

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:17 PM

How about Dave Duncan for pitching coach?


Didn't he just sign a 2-year extension with St. Louis?

Edit - Yeah, this literally just happened.

Edited by Mike LansWho, 26 October 2010 - 01:19 PM.


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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:26 PM

That's too bad. Would have been nice to see Duncan in a Red Sox uniform.




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