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Buck Showalter-Manager of The Year


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#1 bmore_ken

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 01:25 PM

Might be time to have that conversation. Just sayin' ;)


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 01:30 PM

I agree!  I'm sure the guys in Oakland and KC will be competitors also



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 01:44 PM

I agree!  I'm sure the guys in Oakland and KC will be competitors also

 

 

Oakland was supposed to win.  It should be between Buck and Ned Yost.  Sadly, If the Royals win the division, I suspect it will go to Yost.



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 01:45 PM

Buck won't get that award. the O's are considered a well financed team of high profile players that should be this competitive. Buck should have won it in 2012.  


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 02:23 PM

I doubt if Buck cares. He only cares about where the orioles finish. Making the playoffs would be the first objective and then go from there.



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 06:46 PM

I think he's up there.

 

I don't think this team is as good as its record or even its Pythagorean record -- 66-53 on bb ref.


Edited by Mr. Buzzcut, 15 August 2014 - 09:40 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:59 PM

Buck won't get that award. the O's are considered a well financed team of high profile players that should be this competitive. Buck should have won it in 2012.  

I've never heard them described like that


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 05:31 PM

at a certain level I think Giradi deserves consideration. That team has overachieved all year.



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 07:24 PM

I've never heard them described like that

I should explain that. they're well financed compared to teams like KC & Oakland. MOY tends to be given to the guy leading an underdog or upstart team.


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 07:37 PM

His adamant refusal to do something about the offensive black hole that is second base should disqualify him for consideration in perpetuity.



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 08:25 PM

Putting five guys batting under .230 in one lineup should disqualify him.

Unless of course, he knew they were going to lose anyway because Ubaldo was pitching......

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:43 PM

Having Schoop and Flaherty in the same lineup is insanity. We know what they are going to give us. 200 something average with good defense. I want to see what Phelps can do and continue to believe that Schoop should be sent down to triple A for two weeks to work on his hitting.



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 11:41 PM

I understand the whole loyalty thing but Buck isn't doing what's best for the team until he puts Jimenez in the bullpen and moves Davis down in the order for the rest of the season.

He'd better make a move before it's too late.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 03:09 PM

Buck won't get that award. the O's are considered a well financed team of high profile players that should be this competitive. Buck should have won it in 2012.  


How many picked the O's 4th or last?
Most didn't think they had the pitching, and many still don't.
I still don't think that he will win - just because.
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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:19 AM

How many picked the O's 4th or last?
Most didn't think they had the pitching, and many still don't.
I still don't think that he will win - just because.

I'm with you. and that's the funny thing about the national media's attitude about the O's. until the O's took a comfortable lead in the division, those guys called them an outside possibility. now that they're commanding the division, they avoid praising them, by saying, "they're supposed to be where they are, but they should be better" 


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:52 AM

I would have given the award to Girardi up until this last series when he got out managed by Buck in a key series.  For the Yankees to even be above .500 with that abysmal product they are calling a team is rather amazing. 

 

Right now I'd say it's between Yost and Buck, with Yost having the inside track.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:26 AM

I would have given the award to Girardi up until this last series when he got out managed by Buck in a key series.  For the Yankees to even be above .500 with that abysmal product they are calling a team is rather amazing. 

 

Right now I'd say it's between Yost and Buck, with Yost having the inside track.

initially, I also thought that Girardi should be given consideration. but then I remembered that guys like Prado and Headly were picked up. also, NY is only 3 games ahead of TB, a team that never had the high priced talent to lose. but they lost Myers and 3/5ths of their starting rotation. if there was such a thing as the "Way to hang tough" award, Girardi would still fall short behind Madden.

 

I know you're not trying to make excuses for NY, but it's worth mentioning that their FO isn't going to win accomplishment awards that are given out by vote. and I don't think they ever expect to. and this is coming from an O's fan who has great respect for Cashman.   


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 07:16 PM

Orioles have under achieved. They have the best roster in the league and should be on pace to win 105 games but are not.

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 08:35 PM

Orioles have under achieved. They have the best roster in the league and should be on pace to win 105 games but are not.


Their infield is in disarray
Davis having a terrible year, 2B is shaky and Machado out. Hardy, while not showing the power, has been great defensively and has a nice average.
And losing Weiters.

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 09:07 AM

Orioles have under achieved. They have the best roster in the league and should be on pace to win 105 games but are not.

Best roster in the league? oooooook


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