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|2012-09-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Who do you like in the American League's Central Division?|
(Ida from Pasadena, CA)
|Thanks for leading us off, Ida. I like the Tigers in the AL Central, as I believe the schedule favors them. I have known Robin Ventura for nearly 25 years and root like heck for him, and have a lot of friends from my White Sox days, but they stopped hitting about 10 days ago and it's tough to recoup against the Rays' staff. Tampa Bay is a tough opponent for anyone right now. (Dan Evans)|
|2012-09-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Why do owners/GM's repeatedly recycle established boneheads like myself, Jim Tracy, Clint Hurdle, Bobby Valentine, et. al., instead of giving the Venturas & Mathenys of the world more opportunities? Thanks, Dan!|
(Scrap Iron from On queue for Hurdle's job)
|Scrap Iron, that's a good question. Sometimes unheralded or inexperienced people fail to get opportunities because the scope of the GM or owner is not broad enough to make their candidate list. I have found that some really terrific people are there if you are thinking about candidates ALL of the time. There is nothing wrong with a guy who's done it before, because there are different reasons why people get fired in one situation and thrive in another. Robin Ventura was a great hire by the White Sox, and his demeanor during last night's post-game presser was amazing for a first-timer, in fact it was text book. Some people are born to lead, and you have to keep your eyes open for them all the time. It is such a tough job, but there are so many different ways to do it. (Dan Evans)|
|2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Closer (or I should say, "Potential" closer) question here: Is De Los Santos eventually the guy in Oakland and when do you see Reed closing in Chicago?|
(jaymoff from Salem, OR)
|In terms of who they have now, yeah, I think de los Santos is the long-term guy. It might be Balfour to start this year, but DLS was once a great SP prospect - path derailed by injuries - and he has terrific stuff. Reed could be the favorite to close as soon as this April in Chicago. Robin Ventura is a big a wild card as they get - a manager with no prior coaching experience at all - so we'll have to listen closely. (Derek Carty)|
|2011-11-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)||Same leadoff Q as for Derek yesterday: what's your take on the Matheny managerial signing? (Incidentally, are we ever going to get a full-blown Transaction Analysis on this one? I'm really surprised not to have seen that. Or did I miss it?)|
(Bill from New Mexico)
|Bill, thanks for asking--R.J. has been doing the bulk of the TA stuff as I try to clear the last book-related work off my plate, and I haven't been able to get to Matheny. I'm not sure how much you're missing, though. I wrote a long TA about Robin Ventura after he was hired, and while I hope it was an enjoyable read, I don't know if I or anyone else came away from it with a much firmer handle on how Ventura is actually going to manage and impact his new team. There's just no in-game record to go on. It does seem curious that they went with an in-house guy who wasn't Jose Oquendo, but Matheny sounds like a capable choice, to the extent that we can tell. Hell, every game on TV he played in during the second half of his career involved some broadcaster saying, "This guy is going to be a manager someday," so at the very least, it's nice to see all that blather amount to something. (Ben Lindbergh)|
|2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)||I'd call this good news for Bert. I was worried he'd stagnate around 62%. do you have the % of the vote for Edgar, Raines and Barry? They don't have it on espn.com. Thanks.|
(collins from greenville nc)
|539 ballots, five blanks, Andre Dawson 420 (77.9%), Bert Blyleven 400 (74.2%), Roberto Alomar 397 (73.7%), Jack Morris 282 (52.3%), Barry Larkin 278 (51.6%), Lee Smith 255 (47.3%), Edgar Martinez 195 (36.2%), Tim Raines 164 (30.4%), Mark McGwire 128 (23.7%), Alan Trammell 121 (22.4%), Fred McGriff 116 (21.5%), Don Mattingly 87 (16.1%), Dave Parker 82 (15.2%), Dale Murphy 63 (11.7%), Harold Baines 33 (6.1%), Andres Galarraga 22 (4.1%), Robin Ventura 7 (1.3%), Ellis Burks 2 (0.4%), Eric Karros 2 (0.4%), Kevin Appier 1 (0.2%), Pat Hentgen 1 (0.2%), David Segui 1 (0.2%), Mike Jackson 0, Ray Lankford 0, Shane Reynolds 0, Todd Zeile 0.
Segui gets his vote. Baines remains on life support thanks to the persistence of a stubborn few. Karros receives more votes than he had All-Star appearances. (Jay Jaffe)
|2009-12-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)||A softball to get you started: Who would be on your Hall of Fame ballot this year?|
(Bill from New Mexico)
|Holdovers: Tim Raines, Bert Blyleven and Mark McGwire. For newbies, Barry Larkin and maybe Robbie Alomar, though I'm iffy enough on that one that I don't even remember if I'm for or against him at present. Just as a "I liked this guy, and I want to vote for him" kind of deal, and not because I think they should get in, I would toss a vote to Robin Ventura and Ellis Burks.
The good news is that Ray Lankford is finally on the ballot, so if he doesn't get 5% of the vote I can see if I can get him to write a foreword for "The Ray Lankford Wing of the Hall of Fame: Book Edition" without him feeling snubbed someday. (Marc Normandin)
|2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Do you find it funny that a team can just have an historically weak position, transcending eras, ERAs, team ownership, management, POTUSes, ...
Off the top of your head, what are likely to be the worst positions you can think of--Tigers catchers? Mariners SSes? Jays 3B?|
(Wade from TX)
|Do you mean now, or historically? The really famous ones are the long droughts the White Sox and Mets had at third base, with the Sox going from Willie Kamm to Robin Ventura with only a couple of decent Bill Melton years in the middle. The Mets basically went from 1962 to Howard Johnson before they got anything great from their third basemen--although Wayne Garrett had a couple of decent seasons if you consider park and league context. And of course, the Yankees got no offense from shortstop whatsoever between Rizzuto's 1950 and Derek Jeter's 1996, except for whenever Casey Stengel played Gil McDougald over there... (Steven Goldman)|
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