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JGarlandrules20
05-11-2005, 12:16 AM
Tony Pena resigns as Royals Manager...:o:

http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050510&content_id=1045592&vkey=news_kc&fext=.jsp&c_id=kc

TomParrish79
05-11-2005, 12:58 AM
That is a shocker. I like Pena alot, wonder if he was forced to resign?

JohnBasedowYoda
05-11-2005, 01:06 AM
not even 2 years ago he was manager of the year, right?

JoseCanseco6969
05-11-2005, 01:09 AM
not even 2 years ago he was manager of the year, right?

I think he was a good manager with a horse (you know what) team. He wont be out of work for long.

DumpJerry
05-11-2005, 01:34 AM
Now the Flubs can get rid of Dusty.

oeo
05-11-2005, 01:36 AM
I think he was a good manager with a horse (you know what) team. He wont be out of work for long.

I agree, but Royals fans are loving it. Do they really think a new manager is going to get them some wins or what? And wasn't he a god two years ago? You cannot put all the blame on a bad start towards the manager, it doesn't even seem like they play with any heart.

chaerulez
05-11-2005, 08:17 AM
It's not Pena's fault the team has no desire to put together a winning ballclub.

soxfan26
05-11-2005, 08:32 AM
That is a shocker. I like Pena alot, wonder if he was forced to resign?

It sounds to me as if he chose to resign. Who would want to manage this team?

Hampered by a tight budget, the once-proud Royals have not appeared in the postseason since winning the 1985 World Series. The team had the second-lowest Opening Day payroll in the majors this season at $36.9 million, ahead of only Tampa Bay.

BigEdWalsh
05-11-2005, 08:50 AM
It sounds to me as if he chose to resign. Who would want to manage this team?

Maybe Jerry Manuel?

JRIG
05-11-2005, 08:59 AM
Not unlike Baker, Pena was a horrible tactical manager and a bad in-game strategist. His skill was motivating the troops.

Apparently he'll remain in the organization somewhere.

SSN721
05-11-2005, 09:01 AM
I cant blame him, a guy with the type of fire he has it must have been so hard to manage such a crap team, motivate them. I cant think of too many people that would like to work in that situation. I agree with others here, I am sure he will have a new job pretty soon.

voodoochile
05-11-2005, 09:07 AM
I am stunned...

I agree with JRIG. Tony was not a great game time manager, but managed to get his troops fired up to play the game. He just didn't have the talent to win.

Spicoli
05-11-2005, 10:02 AM
He resigned unexpectedly, catching GM Allan Baird offguard apparently. He is supposed to remain in the organization working in some capacity.


I think he'd make a great bench coach, lifting the morale of the players, etc. But he could not manage the pitching staff at all.

nasox
05-11-2005, 10:08 AM
he'd make a great bench coach

maurice
05-11-2005, 12:16 PM
I expect KW to offer him something, maybe starting in 2006.

Optipessimism
05-13-2005, 12:41 AM
He resigned unexpectedly, catching GM Allan Baird offguard apparently. He is supposed to remain in the organization working in some capacity.


I think he'd make a great bench coach, lifting the morale of the players, etc. But he could not manage the pitching staff at all.

Pitching staff??

Greinke is the only stud they've got. Sisco will be good, but needs to develop.

Mohoney
05-15-2005, 02:39 AM
I think he'd make a great bench coach, lifting the morale of the players, etc. But he could not manage the pitching staff at all.

I wholeheartedly agree with the above post. The Royals have a pitching staff?