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getonbckthr
09-23-2010, 12:43 PM
Simple question with a few options. Don't like one offered name someone. This is assuming Ozzie is not the manager next year. I like and always have liked Tony LaRussa. Ya he can be a jackass but i'm fine with it.

WhiteSox5187
09-23-2010, 02:04 PM
I have to say, it would be HILARIOUS if the Cubs passed on Ryne Sandberg and we hired him. Especially if he did well.

Rockabilly
09-23-2010, 02:06 PM
Dave Martinez

kaufsox
09-23-2010, 02:14 PM
I have to say, it would be HILARIOUS if the Cubs passed on Ryne Sandberg and we hired him. Especially if he did well.

I love this idea as well, kind of like Sciosca(sp) being spurned by the Dodgers, only 10 times better. :D:

RedHeadPaleHoser
09-23-2010, 02:16 PM
Not saying they're available....

Mike Scioscia
Alan Trammel
Carlton Fisk (pipe dream)

SoxSpeed22
09-23-2010, 02:19 PM
I went with Cito Gaston. I think he can handle players well and winning will be the first priority. This does depend on Beckham or someone else being able to take the reigns though.

BringBackBlkJack
09-23-2010, 02:24 PM
I'm surprised I'm the 1st to vote for Fredi Gonzalez.

He basically led the Marlins and their anemic-payroll lineup to 87 wins last season, and was voted Sporting News Manager of the Year in 2008. He's also of Cuban descent, which may help Viciedo's development process as well as Alexei's continuing progress.

He was also 3rd base coach under Bobby Cox for four seasons, three of which the Braves won their division.

I'm far from a member of the "Fire Ozzie" crowd but if Ozzie goes I could definitely live with Fredi.

doublem23
09-23-2010, 02:26 PM
I'm surprised I'm the 1st to vote for Fredi Gonzalez.

He basically led the Marlins and their anemic-payroll lineup to 87 wins last season, and was voted Sporting News Manager of the Year in 2008. He's also of Cuban descent, which may help Viciedo's development process as well as Alexei's continuing progress.

He was also 3rd base coach under Bobby Cox for four seasons, three of which the Braves won their division.

I'm far from a member of the "Fire Ozzie" crowd but if Ozzie goes I could definitely live with Fredi.

I think Fredi right now is the heir apparent and frontrunner to land the soon-to-be vacated Braves managerial position.

BringBackBlkJack
09-23-2010, 02:30 PM
I think Fredi right now is the heir apparent and frontrunner to land the soon-to-be vacated Braves managerial position.

I've heard that and it does make sense that he'd come to ATL. The Braves are my NL team and I'd love that as well, but my allegiance will always be Sox first, hence my vote.

doublem23
09-23-2010, 02:36 PM
As mediocre as the Sox have been in the past 5 years, and as tired as I am of the off-the-field drama around Ozzie, KW, and Ozzie's ****head son, man.. this list is depressing.

Sad
09-23-2010, 02:37 PM
none of the above

PaleHoser
09-23-2010, 03:56 PM
Oney Guillen?

I'd pass on everyone listed.

I think Chris Chambliss should be considered. He's managed in the minors, won World Series with the Yankees as both a player and as hitting coach and from what I remember of him has always conducted himself as a consummate professional. It wouldn't hurt to promote someone from within the organization either.

DumpJerry
09-23-2010, 03:58 PM
Oney is my choice.

Daver
09-23-2010, 04:03 PM
Lee Elia.

TDog
09-23-2010, 04:06 PM
I love this idea as well, kind of like Sciosca(sp) being spurned by the Dodgers, only 10 times better. :D:

Except that Sandberg is too much of a weasel to be a successful major-league manager. I would expect Sandberg to be more Maury Wills-ish than Mike Scioscia-ish.

Guillen isn't going anywhere. But if he were, Greg Walker would probably take his place. Maybe Joey Cora.

LITTLE NELL
09-23-2010, 04:06 PM
Alex Cora. I was very impressed with him when I saw him interviewed on ESPN earlier this season. He seems like a guy who could go from the playing field to a manager without any trouble.

DumpJerry
09-23-2010, 04:43 PM
You know, we have some people right here on WSI who seem to know how to turn this team into a winner.

BadBobbyJenks
09-23-2010, 04:48 PM
You know, we have some people right here on WSI who seem to know how to turn this team into a winner.

How fresh.

doublem23
09-23-2010, 04:55 PM
You know, we have some people right here on WSI who seem to know how to turn this team into a winner.

I'm surprised this took 16 responses.

DumpJerry
09-23-2010, 05:22 PM
You know, we have some people right here on WSI who seem to know how to turn this team into a winner.

How fresh.

Oh, don't you worry. You're on the short list.

I'm surprised this took 16 responses.
People were taking this poll seriously. After all, Jerry & Co. were going to use it to guide the ship.

doublem23
09-23-2010, 05:24 PM
People were taking this poll seriously. After all, Jerry & Co. were going to use it to guide the ship.

And you came to that conclusion how?

Boondock Saint
09-23-2010, 05:26 PM
People were taking this poll seriously. After all, Jerry & Co. were going to use it to guide the ship.

You mean that when someone asked who they wanted to take over the team in the event that Ozzie was fired/left, people gave honest answers?

It's a hypothetical question.

DumpJerry
09-23-2010, 05:27 PM
And you came to that conclusion how?
Ever since the Sox made "TCQ" Quentin's official nickname (I heard Rick Hahn mention in an interview early on in Quentin's first year here that "a website" was calling him that. Suddenly, the Sox were calling him "TCQ"), I realized that Sox management does not make any decisions without first checking WSI.

Dibbs
09-23-2010, 05:28 PM
This poll should be immediately closed because someone voted for Greg Walker. I would rather have a churro manage the club.

Tragg
09-23-2010, 05:49 PM
Sandberg was a good ballplayer. I always liked him...lived up to the hype.

Smart guy.

DumpJerry
09-23-2010, 05:51 PM
This poll should be immediately closed because someone voted for Greg Walker. I would rather have a churro manage the club.
I'm more worried that the votes for Bobby Valentine might give mgmt. a bad idea.

#1swisher
09-23-2010, 05:52 PM
Couple of links. If you know of any others, I would be interested.

Evaluating Baseball's Managers by Chris Jaffee
http://www.azsnakepit.com/2010/1/22/1201672/evaluating-baseball-managers-a

http://www.ussmariner.com/2004/10/15/evaluating-managers/

tstrike2000
09-23-2010, 06:21 PM
Oney is my choice.

Since Oney wasn't a choice, the one vote for Greg Walker was me.

soxfanatlanta
09-23-2010, 07:12 PM
Tony Concepcion

ernie14
09-23-2010, 07:45 PM
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I have friends in New York.

Our old buddy Jerry Manuel may be available.

ernie14
09-23-2010, 07:49 PM
Sandberg was a good ballplayer. I always liked him...lived up to the hype.

Smart guy.

Smart? Compare to who? What? Are you his agent?

Let him be the Cubs problem.

Sandberg and Big Z both have very bad tempers. This will be ugly.

ernie14
09-23-2010, 07:50 PM
Lee Elia.


Hey Lee. I have a job !!!!!!

KnightSox
09-23-2010, 08:17 PM
LaRussa.

Viva Medias B's
09-23-2010, 08:52 PM
You know, we have some people right here on WSI who seem to know how to turn this team into a winner.

Yeah, just ask them.

I don't know whom I would want. Tony LaRussa rubs me the wrong way.

canOcorn
09-23-2010, 08:55 PM
Ron Roenicke, Dave Martinez, Rich/Rick Renteria, Edwin Rodriguez, and I suppose if they really want to bring a Twinkie culture - Steve Liddle.

Viva Medias B's
09-23-2010, 08:56 PM
Hey! I almost forgot!

TERRY BEVINGTON!!!

Dibbs
09-23-2010, 09:04 PM
By the way, the last guy on the list I want managing the Sox is Tony LaRussa. Anyone who thinks a pitcher should bat 8th in front of a positional player should probably just call it a career.

If I had to pick off that list, I would choose Fredi Gonzalez. I've always liked Joe Torre, but I think he is going to turn into Lou Pinella soon. He should call it a career too.

WLL1855
09-23-2010, 09:21 PM
I don't know whom I would want. Tony LaRussa rubs me the wrong way.

I go to a Cardinals series every year with a buddy for a weekend getaway. It never fails at least two of those games feature at the minimum a 3 pitcher inning and probably a 6 pitcher line in the box score. Yeah, I know it is the NL but Larussa trots out the relievers like they are candy and games just drag on and on. Drives me nuts.

I also hate the 'I'm smarter than everyone else' bat the pitcher in the 8 hole **** he does. Just bat Pujols cleanup for God's sake.

No to Larussa.

Voted for Fredi.

Rockabilly
09-23-2010, 09:23 PM
I would love to see the Sox steal away Giradi from the Cubs & Yankees.

DumpJerry
09-23-2010, 09:40 PM
I would love to see the Sox steal away Giradi from the Cubs & Yankees.
That should not be too hard to accomplish, he's a total unknown not on anyone's radar. I fully expect Girardi to be with the Yanks next year, however.