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Viva Medias B's
03-31-2009, 08:26 AM
Since I don't think this has been covered in other threads, I am starting a time honored prediction thread on which AL and NL managers will be the first to be pink slipped. I predict:

AL: Dave Trembley (BAL)

NL: Dusty Baker (CIN)

jabrch
03-31-2009, 09:09 AM
Leyland

and

Hurdle

Craig Grebeck
03-31-2009, 09:12 AM
Leyland

and

Hurdle
Good picks. Agreed.

The Milkman
03-31-2009, 09:14 AM
AL - Joe Girardi NYY
NL - Dusty Baker CIN

RedHeadPaleHoser
03-31-2009, 11:01 AM
AL - tie between Girardi and Leyland

NL - I want to say Manuel, but I agree about Baker.

PaleHoser
03-31-2009, 12:12 PM
AL - Ron Washington, Texas.
NL - Cecil Cooper, Houston. Astros had a 19-game winless streak in spring training.

palehozenychicty
03-31-2009, 12:14 PM
Leyland

Hurdle

The end of Detroit is already starting, with Willis, Bonderman, Zumaya, and now Sheffield falling by the wayside.

They lost Holliday and Francis is hurt, but that roster has some serious talent, Hurdle really got exposed as a lousy manager in the '07 series. If they start terribly again, he could be in trouble.

PKalltheway
03-31-2009, 12:35 PM
AL: Eric Wedge
NL: I can't envision anybody getting fired in the NL this year, but if I had to pick someone, it would be Clint Hurdle.

JohnTucker0814
03-31-2009, 12:47 PM
Joe Girardi - NYY

Jerry Manuel - NYM

Neither team will have a great start and niether team can afford a bad start with the new stadiums, etc...

BleacherBandit
03-31-2009, 03:21 PM
AL- Leyland--Should have happened late last season.

NL- Baker

areilly
03-31-2009, 03:26 PM
AL: Jim Leyland
NL: Bruce Bochy

MtGrnwdSoxFan
03-31-2009, 03:28 PM
AL - Jim Leyland (the team is already tuning him out)

NL - This is a hard one, but I think I'm going to go with Clint Hurdle, with Bobby Cox as a dark horse candidate if the Braves get off to a poor start.

whitesox901
03-31-2009, 03:41 PM
AL - Leyland or Wedge
NL - Hurdle

Foulke You
03-31-2009, 04:47 PM
AL- Ron Washington

NL- Jerry Manuel (*tinker*tinker*tinker*)

havelj
03-31-2009, 08:18 PM
AL-Leyland
NL-Pinella (retires-health reasons)

WSox597
03-31-2009, 08:43 PM
AL-Leyland
NL-Pinella (retires-health reasons)


Sick of wearing that uniform? Sick of the smell of the Urinal?

:D:

Whitesox029
04-01-2009, 01:51 AM
Leyland and Bud Black (just to be different...I think Cooper is equally likely)

JB98
04-01-2009, 02:32 AM
Ron Washington and Cecil Cooper.

I don't think it's going to be a good year for baseball down in Texas.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
04-01-2009, 06:21 AM
Ron Washington and Cecil Cooper.

I don't think it's going to be a good year for baseball down in Texas.

When is it a good year for baseball down in Texas?

Frater Perdurabo
04-01-2009, 06:21 AM
Ron Washington and Cecil Cooper.

I don't think it's going to be a good year for baseball down in Texas.

How is that different from any other year? :tongue:

JB98
04-01-2009, 02:07 PM
When is it a good year for baseball down in Texas?

The Astros have been consistently competitive. I seem to recall them being our opponent in the World Series not too long ago. But they aren't going to be very good this year.

russ99
04-01-2009, 03:56 PM
The Astros have been consistently competitive. I seem to recall them being our opponent in the World Series not too long ago. But they aren't going to be very good this year.

They still have a very good lineup, excellent relief pitching and one awesome starter. If Hampton or Ortiz can hold together a season (a big if) they'll be right back where they were a year ago, threatening for a wild card.

What I can't understand is why McLane won't spend a nickle to get more than 1.5 good starting pitchers?

sox2000divchamps
04-01-2009, 04:30 PM
AL: Giradi
NL: Pinella, (Decides to say **** it, I'm not gonna win here)


:JMstays, Mets win NL East.

sox2000divchamps
04-01-2009, 04:31 PM
:bandance:They still have a very good lineup, excellent relief pitching and one awesome starter. If Hampton or Ortiz can hold together a season (a big if) they'll be right back where they were a year ago, threatening for a wild card.

What I can't understand is why McLane won't spend a nickle to get more than 1.5 good starting pitchers?

I predict the Reds, Brewers and 'Stros fight it out to win the central.

soxfan26
04-01-2009, 04:34 PM
AL: Ron Washington

NL: Clint Hurdle

WhiteSoxJunkie
04-02-2009, 08:03 PM
AL: Jim Leyland
NL: Clint Hurdle

Chicken Dinner
04-12-2009, 12:04 PM
Looks like Eric Wedge is running away with it so far.

Tragg
04-12-2009, 12:43 PM
NL - Cecil Cooper; he's not a bad manager, but he'll get the blame for what looks like a tough season.
They have one very good starter, one solid starter one mediocre starter and 2 questions that are bigger questions than Colon and Contreras. Berkman, Pence and Lee are a top flight top 3; Matsui and Tejada are good. But after those 5, the lineup crumbles, with holes at catcher, CF and 3B. The bullpen's good. The bench is very thin.

Shoeless_Jeff
04-15-2009, 12:25 AM
Looks like Eric Wedge is running away with it so far.

No kidding.

palehozenychicty
04-15-2009, 01:07 AM
I never thought Wedge was a good manager, but he's had losing records for awhile now. Cleveland is too cheap to pay for anyone decent, so he'll stay, although asking Pavano to be a third starter is preposterous.

palehozenychicty
04-15-2009, 01:09 AM
I never thought Wedge was a good manager, but their management gives him nothing to work with at all. Other than Sizemore and maybe Peralta with Choo, they have nothing in that lineup. Pavano as a third starter is preposterous. Then people actually think they'll win this division. Please. :rolleyes:

downstairs
04-15-2009, 08:46 AM
Leyland and Cooper

Girardi may get fired, but it'll absolutely be later in the season.

DirtySox
05-07-2009, 07:57 PM
Did anyone guess Bob Melvin?

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4150536

Average Homeboy
05-12-2009, 08:11 PM
Indians' GM say Eric Wedge is safe...

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4162266