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Viva Medias B's
05-25-2006, 11:13 PM
I have a feeling it will either be Dusty Baker or Buddy Bell.

cleanwsox
05-25-2006, 11:22 PM
I get the feeling Buddy Bell will step down ala Tony Pena.

WizardsofOzzie
05-25-2006, 11:29 PM
I would normally say Baker but the cubs management is dumb enough to give him an extension.

Chisox003
05-25-2006, 11:36 PM
Dusty Baker is NOT going to get fired any time soon

What would that accomplish? They're going to suck whether he's managing or not. Might as well keep the scapegoat around until he's all used up, which he isn't, and until they're at rock bottom, which they aren't yet.

I say Bell steps down before anything.

TDog
05-26-2006, 12:19 AM
I don't think Dusty Baker is going anywhere. Certainly his team isn't going anywhere, but he'll continue to manage it.

I remember reading in 1970, when the Sox replaced Don Gutteridge late in the season, that Gutteridge was surprised that the team didn't want him back for 1971. I think Baker would be shocked to be fired.

HotelWhiteSox
05-26-2006, 12:45 AM
If would've been Baker I don't see why they haven't done it already (especially today or last night).

I'm gonna go out of the box and say Frank Robinson :o: (maybe step down)

chisoxmike
05-26-2006, 12:58 AM
Neither at all this year.

MUsoxfan
05-26-2006, 02:10 AM
If Baird fires Bell he should be ashamed of himself. If you have a AA team on the field, the manager cannot be expected to make them play like a Major League team

Rob190
05-26-2006, 02:25 AM
More than likely it will be Bell. Baker already has an injury excuse, and I honestly think that the cub upper muckity mucks think he's doing a great job.

Sox-on-TV44
05-26-2006, 11:01 AM
It should be Baker.Back in 2003 they were talking about him and the Cubs being contenders year after year.Looks like in the words of the professer who look like Col. Sanders in the "Waterboy".....,
"Mama's wrong,again!"

As for Buddy Bell,he was just dealt a bad hand in Kansas City.

Uncle_Patrick
05-26-2006, 11:11 AM
If Baird fires Bell he should be ashamed of himself. If you have a AA team on the field, the manager cannot be expected to make them play like a Major League team

Baird will be fired before Bell. The only reason he still has his job is because no one wants to GM the Royals.

I don't see Baker being fired this season. I wouldn't be shocked if he received an extension.

SOXPHILE
05-26-2006, 11:21 AM
Yeah, no way Bell gets fired this year. They hand the guy a team that is slightly above pony league, skill wise, and expect him to do something with it ? The owners knew what they had, and Bell knew what he was being handed. If they don't make improvements by next season, THEN he may step down in frustration. But you can't fire the guy. Now, J.B. Baker ? He may be gone by July 1 if the Cubs continue like this. I hope they don't fire him. I'm on record as stating I want him at the helm of the Lil' Blue Ship for 10 years. The sheer comedy of them floundering year after year with that dope in charge,- (coupled with repeated White Sox success)- would be something we could all treasure for our whole lives.

tstrike2000
05-26-2006, 11:40 AM
Yeah, no way Bell gets fired this year. They hand the guy a team that is slightly above pony league, skill wise, and expect him to do something with it ? The owners knew what they had, and Bell knew what he was being handed. If they don't make improvements by next season, THEN he may step down in frustration. But you can't fire the guy. Now, J.B. Baker ? He may be gone by July 1 if the Cubs continue like this. I hope they don't fire him. I'm on record as stating I want him at the helm of the Lil' Blue Ship for 10 years. The sheer comedy of them floundering year after year with that dope in charge,- (coupled with repeated White Sox success)- would be something we could all treasure for our whole lives.

Yeah, it is a tough call though I agree that Bell has nothing to work with. For that reason alone, I don't think he'll get fired, at least not real soon. Spring training starts and Greinke goes on psychological leave, probably because he realizes he plays for the Royals. It just went downhill from there. Mo and Curly on the north side (McPhail and Hendry) will wait and see if the Dusty can at least get closer to .500 and then pull a desparate trade by the July 31 trade deadline. However, if the Scrubbies can't do it by July maybe they will unload him. It is anyone's guess.

SOXSINCE'70
05-26-2006, 11:41 AM
It will be Buddy Bell.The sCrUBs can't blame
all their woes on Krusty.

But it's fun watching the demolition take place.:cool:

samram
05-26-2006, 12:12 PM
There's no point firing Bell and paying two people while one manages that mess. Hell, Bell would probably love to be fired and sit back and laugh with whatever the remainder of his deal pays him.

Dusty should be fired, but the Cubs have deluded themselves into thinking they can get back into this when they're healthy.:rolleyes:

I think Gardenhire and Charlie Manuel are the guys who are on the real hot seats. The Phightins have been awful for the last two weeks- they finally convinced Abreu to hit leadoff and that move may determine how long Manuel stays.

viagracat
05-26-2006, 01:03 PM
Baker. Bell has no horses. Would you fire Girardi? No one has suggested that, although the Marlins have been decimated like the Royals and have a somewhat similar record as a result.

If what I've heard from several sources is true, Baker has lost his team. If true, hasta la bye-bye.

LongLiveFisk
05-26-2006, 01:11 PM
I don't know Bell's exact situation but I voted him because I really don't think Baker is going anywhere.

Rob190
05-26-2006, 01:24 PM
The only way Dusty is going to get canned, is if the sheep stop going to that dump they call a ballpark. As long as idiots at the cubune can roll around naked in a pile of cash, they could care less.

JB98
05-26-2006, 06:47 PM
There's no point firing Bell and paying two people while one manages that mess. Hell, Bell would probably love to be fired and sit back and laugh with whatever the remainder of his deal pays him.

Dusty should be fired, but the Cubs have deluded themselves into thinking they can get back into this when they're healthy.:rolleyes:

I think Gardenhire and Charlie Manuel are the guys who are on the real hot seats. The Phightins have been awful for the last two weeks- they finally convinced Abreu to hit leadoff and that move may determine how long Manuel stays.

The Twins would be making a big mistake if they fire Gardenhire. I hope they do fire him. I'd love to see him out of our division.