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Pitt Gorilla
10-05-2006, 04:12 PM
I think he would be a good fit in KC. He did a good job of developing the young Marlins.

StcChief
10-05-2006, 04:13 PM
Joe Giradi

Likely going to back to Cubs where he was catcher.

tk13
10-05-2006, 04:13 PM
He's going to the Cubs. That has to be the worst kept secret ever. Plus he didn't get along with management anyway, Dayton's not going to hire someone who will clash with him.

Pitt Gorilla
10-05-2006, 04:14 PM
Ugh. Oh well, it sounded like a good idea.

Woodrow Call
10-05-2006, 04:17 PM
At this point all that could keep Bell from being the manager next year is his health IMO.

tk13
10-05-2006, 04:17 PM
The Royals did make a managerial move today though. Frank White's not returning to coach AA Wichita in 2007. He's going to be moved to a player development position.

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/sports/15686386.htm

Woodrow Call
10-05-2006, 04:21 PM
The Royals did make a managerial move today though. Frank White's not returning to coach AA Wichita in 2007. He's going to be moved to a player development position.

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/sports/15686386.htm

I feel sorry for White. All he wanted was a chance to manage the Royals and never got it. I'm glad he is staying with the organization.

Cochise
10-05-2006, 04:27 PM
I feel sorry for White. All he wanted was a chance to manage the Royals and never got it. I'm glad he is staying with the organization.

They created a position especially for him. If he weren't happy I don't imagine he would have accepted it.

banyon
10-05-2006, 04:29 PM
Showalter fired today too.

Any interest there?

Woodrow Call
10-05-2006, 04:31 PM
They created a position especially for him. If he weren't happy I don't imagine he would have accepted it.

I wasn't trying to imply that he wasn't happy. I'm just saying that I have read articles saying that he was disappointed in being passed over for Bell, that all.

siberian khatru
10-05-2006, 04:33 PM
The rumor/speculation was that Dayton was eyeing Fredi Gonzalez, the Braves' 3rd base coach. But he got hired by the Marlins.

HolmeZz
10-05-2006, 04:44 PM
I wouldn't be so sure about Girardi to Chicago. Apparently the Cubs don't like Girardi's power hungriness and have yet to contact him.

tk13
10-05-2006, 04:48 PM
That would be the only thing that could ruin it I think. Nobody has really said what it is that Girardi has been so power hungry about. Girardi did a good job but it's amazing how many people rave about him and not the job the Marlins' GM did with all of those trades to bring those young players in.

Anyong Bluth
10-05-2006, 05:00 PM
I think he'll end up in Chicago, but stranger things have happened. Funny, I was looking at places a few weeks back in Chicago and they guy actually told me that Dusty Baker's place would be available starting in mid Nov. which was before any announcement. Not that it wasn't already known pretty much. The place was decent but definately not worth what they were wanting.

I grew up a Royals fan and Cubs fan, in part b/c of the shared hatred for the Cards and when I was little my best friend had a way older brother that took us to opening day at Wrigley.

Its been great to be a fan of 2 of the sorriest teams

Coach
10-05-2006, 05:51 PM
I believe Dayton has said numberous of times that he planning to keep Bell.

Short Leash Hootie
10-05-2006, 06:17 PM
From what I saw, Girardi wasn't a very good X's and O's manager.

Pitt Gorilla
10-17-2006, 12:14 AM
Girardi still available?

ChiefsCountry
10-17-2006, 12:16 AM
Keep Buddy to ride out another horrible year until the prospects get here in 08.

Anyong Bluth
10-17-2006, 12:17 AM
I think he is.. Girardi has a bit of a black mark on him and looks like the Marlins front office did their best to air his dirty laundry b/c the guy seemed to do pretty well, coaching, at least.

Must be a Shanny-sized prick of a guy

Mr. Kotter
10-17-2006, 12:19 AM
I'd love to see it--now that Chicago, apparently, isn't interested....but knowing the Royals, there's no way.

ChiefsCountry
10-17-2006, 12:20 AM
I heard Washington is going after Girardi.

Anyong Bluth
10-17-2006, 12:23 AM
Well, with Bell's health in doubt we should maybe start being proactive... not to be a dick but really his health is 1st and work stress is not needed

noa
10-17-2006, 12:36 AM
I know that the players get along with Buddy Bell and Dayton Moore wants to maitain stability, but I wouldn't mind us moving in a different direction. Clearly, this team needs a new mentality, one that doesn't expect to lose every year, and sometimes, changing the manager is a good start to accomplishing that.

Anyong Bluth
10-17-2006, 12:39 AM
<---- going to drink the Dayton Moore kool-aid simply based on the progress of the team and his moves he made as the season went on.

As long as he keeps the philosophy that pitching wins, period. You can bank Detroit as winning it all b/c they groomed the arms and then went and got some offense... It amazes me how different playoff baseball is vs reg season... too bad they can't make it more like playoff baseball. And, while I'm wishing can I have Beltran back.... I have a man crush on his bionic ass... too bad we never could find out what a post season badass he was while he was w/ us!

ChiefsCountry
10-17-2006, 12:43 AM
<---- going to drink the Dayton Moore kool-aid simply based on the progress of the team and his moves he made as the season went on.

As long as he keeps the philosophy that pitching wins, period. You can bank Detroit as winning it all b/c they groomed the arms and then went and got some offense... It amazes me how different playoff baseball is vs reg season... too bad they can't make it more like playoff baseball. And, while I'm wishing can I have Beltran back.... I have a man crush on his bionic ass... too bad we never could find out what a post season badass he was while he was w/ us!

I hear ya on Beltran. Royals need to get some pitching to become a team for the future.