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by Charboneau » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:18 pm
by Dozen » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:39 pm
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:06 pm
Dozen wrote:This team wins in spite of their manager
by Dozen » Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:23 pm
by unvme2 » Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:25 pm
by Charboneau » Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:31 pm
by unvme2 » Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:34 pm
by Charboneau » Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:24 pm
by unvme2 » Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:37 pm
Charboneau wrote:I respectfully disagree. This franchise was broken down (by design) to build toward making making a 4 or 5 year run with a nucleus of the same players. In 2004 the team began the process with a HUGE turnaround. 2005 the team made another run at he postseason. Last year was a bust. Wedge (by his own admission) did a mediocre job. But if you look at what he's done over the body of his work - I have a hard time concluding at this point in time the guy sucks. This year is key. Maybe you disagree with the lineup - but this team is finding its identity (like everyone else) - he'll get his lineup dialed in as the season moves into late May and June. Right now, he's trying different combinations. I played baseball when I was in college - we had a much shorter season than the MLB so we used the "southern swing" our two week tour playing in the south getting the pitching rotation straight getting the platoons straight, etc. So when we headed back up north, we had a great idea of what the chemistry of the team would look like. If we came back at or above .500 - it was considered a great trip. Hopefully we would come back healthy, pitchers would get some work, platoons set. I see the MLB the same except the month of April is basically the 'southern swing".I like where this team is right now. I'm going to give Wedgie the season. I'm going to keep the positive karma going. We have some talent - but we have some holes as well. I honestly think he is doing a good job - so far in 2007.
by Charboneau » Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:52 pm
by consigliere » Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:07 pm
by BruceK » Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:17 pm
by Charboneau » Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:22 pm
by Steve Buffum » Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:28 pm
Charboneau wrote: Take away June and July last year and the guy has done the job.
Charboneau wrote: I think (and hope) by the end of the year he will have wom some people over.
Charboneau wrote: Let me pose a question to you - who out there right now is better if you did replace Wedge?
by unvme2 » Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:32 pm
by Charboneau » Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:49 pm
by Charboneau » Wed May 09, 2007 12:15 pm
by consigliere » Wed May 09, 2007 1:04 pm
Charboneau wrote:The Wedge Bandwagon is selling tickets. It's not too late to jump on and join the ride! With almost 20% of the season behind us Wedgie has lead us to 20 wins and 10 non-victories. The MAN has overcome Lee being out for all of April, slow starts from Westbrook (now on DL) and Sowers. We're on top the AL Central and playing .667 baseball. Let's hope Wedge and the team keep the pace. I am thrilled with the results so far!
by Get_Wedge_Out_NOW! » Wed May 09, 2007 1:51 pm
by buddycowley » Wed May 09, 2007 2:36 pm
by GatorTribe » Wed May 09, 2007 2:55 pm
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