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RKMeibalane
09-27-2012, 02:14 PM
Indians Fire Acta With Six Games Remaining (http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8432168/cleveland-indians-fire-manager-manny-acta-6-games-remaining-season)

And it begins. How long until Ozzie Guillen and Bobby Valentine are canned?

JB98
09-27-2012, 02:17 PM
Playing Lillibridge at shorstop last night was the final straw.

RKMeibalane
09-27-2012, 02:18 PM
Playing Lillibridge at shorstop last night was the final straw.

At least that kid who cried over him will be happy.

Chez
09-27-2012, 03:45 PM
Playing Lillibridge at shorstop last night was the final straw.

Thanks. I needed a good laugh!

tstrike2000
09-27-2012, 03:51 PM
I don't really know if Acta is a good manager or not, but he didn't exactly have a stellar ball club to work with.

LITTLE NELL
09-27-2012, 03:57 PM
What a country, wins the series against the Sox and gets canned.

SOXSINCE'70
09-27-2012, 04:02 PM
That's what you get for taking 2 of 3 from the White Sox.:D:

Bad,bad Manny.:D:

TommyGavinFloyd
09-27-2012, 04:12 PM
It's funny how quickly these regimes fly by these days. Seems like they just fired Wedge and were hyping up how good of a choice Acta was.

slavko
09-27-2012, 04:13 PM
They had a nice run and fell off the table this year. That's a signal to management. I'm not talking about RV, of course.

thomas35forever
09-27-2012, 04:28 PM
What a country, wins the series against the Sox and gets canned.
Gotta love 'murica.

doublem23
09-27-2012, 04:36 PM
Gotta love 'murica.

Yeah Acta's lead the Indians to 2 90-loss seasons in 3 years, shoulda kept him for life!!!

The Immigrant
09-27-2012, 04:41 PM
Gotta love 'murica.

That's what I say!

PKalltheway
09-27-2012, 04:47 PM
Indians Fire Acta With Six Games Remaining (http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8432168/cleveland-indians-fire-manager-manny-acta-6-games-remaining-season)

And it begins. How long until Ozzie Guillen and Bobby Valentine are canned?
Bobby V should be gone once the season ends.

Ozzie? I'd say he's 50/50. Who knows what Loria is thinking.

One BIG one I'm curious about: Ron Gardenhire. Here's a link to the ownership giving Gardy and GM Terry Ryan the "vote of confidence" early in the season: http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Twins_owner_has_100_percent_confidence_in_Terry_Ry an_Ron_Gardenhire050712

I really don't know what to make of that. I'm unsure if all "votes of confidence" are made equal, but typically they don't bode well once they occur.

Boondock Saint
09-27-2012, 04:59 PM
I don't really know if Acta is a good manager or not, but he didn't exactly have a stellar ball club to work with.

That's what I was thinking. Between Hafner and Sizemore being perpetually injured and their GM continually trading away their best pitchers, he had a ****ty hand dealt to him.

palehosepub
09-27-2012, 05:07 PM
Scoscia seemed untouchable before this season but the Angel's management has to be really disppointed after spending so much $ and finishing third.

Bucky F. Dent
09-27-2012, 05:12 PM
I think Valentine quit a long time ago.

A. Cavatica
09-27-2012, 05:22 PM
Marlins could do worse than Manny Acta.

Oh wait, they already have.

I think both Guillen and Valentine get their walking papers the day after the season ends.

WLL1855
09-27-2012, 06:35 PM
I never have understood the logic of firing a manager with just a few games left in the season. Are teams worried the news would get lost in the shuffle as the playoffs were spinning up?

RKMeibalane
09-27-2012, 06:46 PM
I never have understood the logic of firing a manager with just a few games left in the season. Are teams worried the news would get lost in the shuffle as the playoffs were spinning up?

I think it happens for two reasons:

1. It prevents the normal speculation that ensues as soon as the last out of the season is recorded, and allows everyone to enter the off-season knowing that they'll have a new manager next season.

2. On a more personal note, it affords players, coaches, and other members of the organization close to the manager a chance to say goodbye, as people frequently go their separate ways once the season ends and may otherwise not have a chance to do so.

Viva Medias B's
09-27-2012, 10:41 PM
Bobby V will be gone by the end of next week and right back on the BBTN set to analyze the playoffs.