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  • Say No To Eric Wedge

    I read that Eric Wedge is being interviewed for the Jays job.

    I have lived in Cleveland for his entire managing career and he is a terrible manager. His teams consistently underperformed. Even though I am a Jays fan above all things his managing was so bad I used to call the all-sports station here to vent about how much he sucks.

    1) He is a horrible game day manager. Regardless of if it was when a pitcher needed to be taken out, when to pinch hit, when guys needed to take a pitch, etc.

    2) The team always folded under pressure. In seasons when they were expected to do well they folded out of the gate. When they weren't expected to do well they did well at the start and folded

    3) The team was always spending roster spots on "clubhouse guys" who didn't contribute on the field (Aaron Boone, Trot Nixon)

    I don't know who else they are talking to but anyone but Wedge is cool with me.

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    Originally posted by aqib View Post
    I read that Eric Wedge is being interviewed for the Jays job.

    I have lived in Cleveland for his entire managing career and he is a terrible manager. His teams consistently underperformed. Even though I am a Jays fan above all things his managing was so bad I used to call the all-sports station here to vent about how much he sucks.

    1) He is a horrible game day manager. Regardless of if it was when a pitcher needed to be taken out, when to pinch hit, when guys needed to take a pitch, etc.

    2) The team always folded under pressure. In seasons when they were expected to do well they folded out of the gate. When they weren't expected to do well they did well at the start and folded

    3) The team was always spending roster spots on "clubhouse guys" who didn't contribute on the field (Aaron Boone, Trot Nixon)

    I don't know who else they are talking to but anyone but Wedge is cool with me.
    Actually, according to reports, Wedge and Bob Melvin have already been interviewed by the Jays. I'm with you though. I'm hoping the Jays can find a better manager.
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    • #3
      Anybody but Wedge. Bobby V is out there. Heck I would rather bring back Ernie Whitt.

      But we also have to interview paul Molitor since we do that every time we have an opening.

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      • #4
        It was revealed this week that - Rick Renteria (with Pads right now), Ron Roenicke (Angels bench coach) - are two other coaches that the Jays will interview. If Roenicke is as good as the others (Bud Black, Joe Maddon) who have apprenticed under Scioscia, I say hire him
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        • #5
          Didn't Bud Black play for us at one point?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by aqib View Post
            Didn't Bud Black play for us at one point?
            Hmmm ... I don't think so. I think he pitched against the Jays in the 1985 ALCS. I hate to bring that series up though Jim Frickin' Sundberg.
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            • #7
              Bud Black spent about two weeks pitching for Toronto in 1990 after a trade with the Indians.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by EdTarbusz View Post
                Bud Black spent about two weeks pitching for Toronto in 1990 after a trade with the Indians.
                You're right, Ed. I can't believe I forgot that.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by cooperstownersincanada View Post
                  You're right, Ed. I can't believe I forgot that.
                  I remember him being traded, but I had to look up where he went.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by EdTarbusz View Post
                    I remember him being traded, but I had to look up where he went.
                    I'm still trying to figure out how I've blocked Black's stint with the Jays out of my memory. I remember Niekro pitching with the Jays in 1987, but not Black in 1990. Not sure why.
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                    • #11
                      Phew ... Eric Wedge has been hired by Seattle (according to SI.com)
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                      • #12
                        YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                        A friend of mine writes for a website in Seattle and had this to say about Bobby V

                        http://www.thesunbreak.com/2010/10/1...obby-valentine

                        Can't say hiring Bobby would make me sad. In fact it would make me glad.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by aqib View Post
                          YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                          A friend of mine writes for a website in Seattle and had this to say about Bobby V

                          http://www.thesunbreak.com/2010/10/1...obby-valentine

                          Can't say hiring Bobby would make me sad. In fact it would make me glad.
                          I respect your opinion. You're clearly a knowledgeable Jays fan, but I don't want to see Valentine in Toronto. If Valentine comes to Toronto, the Jays will be all about Bobby Valentine. He's the type of personality, in my opinion, that could divide a clubhouse. I think the Jays need some minor changes, not radical. Bringing in Valentine, to me, would be a radical change.
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                          • #14
                            Well he is an experienced manager who has had success in the past. I still lament the decision to hire Tim Johnson over Davey Johnson. If you remember we missed the playoffs by 4 games that and were the hottest team in baseball that September. I will beleive until the day I die that despite the fact the Yankees won 114 games that year we would have beaten them in the playoffs. Clemmens was unbeatable (won his last 15 games). I wouldn't be upset if we picked Ryne Sandberg (assuming the Cubs don't hire him), since he has managed in the minors. But if possible I would rather get someone with successful (i.e. not Wedge) MLB experience. One of the things about Bobby V is that his colorful personality my pump some life into our fan base.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by aqib View Post
                              Well he is an experienced manager who has had success in the past. I still lament the decision to hire Tim Johnson over Davey Johnson. If you remember we missed the playoffs by 4 games that and were the hottest team in baseball that September. I will beleive until the day I die that despite the fact the Yankees won 114 games that year we would have beaten them in the playoffs. Clemmens was unbeatable (won his last 15 games). I wouldn't be upset if we picked Ryne Sandberg (assuming the Cubs don't hire him), since he has managed in the minors. But if possible I would rather get someone with successful (i.e. not Wedge) MLB experience. One of the things about Bobby V is that his colorful personality my pump some life into our fan base.
                              You might be right. I guess I just see Bobby Valentine as more movie star than manager. My preference would be to have someone who knows the AL East.
                              Check out my Canadian baseball history blog called "Cooperstowners in Canada": http://www.kevinglew.wordpress.com

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