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    Just wondering....who will it be?

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    Surely McClendon is a choice considering his tenure with the team amongst many other reasons. I'm not for or against him, but I think his name would be near the top when the interview process begins.

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    What the hell. I'll do it.
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    Who do you think, Sandlot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonjd View Post
    Surely McClendon is a choice considering his tenure with the team amongst many other reasons. I'm not for or against him, but I think his name would be near the top when the interview process begins.
    Seeing how Leyland became manager, there may not be an interview process. The manager may already have been chosen. Of course, this all assumes that Leyland won't be the manager which is still a big assumption.
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    I feel, considering this organizations emphasis on loyalty, of which there are numerous examples, that this job is Leyland's until he decides he doesn't want it anymore.
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    I would go with Terry Francona.
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    The question is seemingly who will be the next manager after Leyland. No timetable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger337 View Post
    Seeing how Leyland became manager, there may not be an interview process. The manager may already have been chosen. Of course, this all assumes that Leyland won't be the manager which is still a big assumption.
    I didn't mean to put any emphasis on the interview process. How about I alter that with "search for a new manager."

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    By "next new manager" do you mean the manager AFTER Leyland? If so I'll go with Trey Parker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonjd View Post
    The question is seemingly who will be the next manager after Leyland. No timetable.
    Ah, yes, you are correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonjd View Post
    Who do you think, Sandlot?
    My first choice was... Tommy Brookens. I have since changed my mind. I'm afraid being around Leyland these last few years he would pick up some of Leylands traits. Like the all or nothing 3 run homer. Or his famous "he may run into one".

    My opinion is.... after Leyland's gone they should clean house and bring in someone from the outside. I'd like to think we could bring someone in who actually knows what a hit and run is, getting players to bunt more, try to get the guys to move runners along. Yes I know, you have to have the players to do that. But wouldn't be nice to even try in once in a while?

    But my main complaint is there seems to be no urgency with some of these guys. They look like robots just going through the motions and show zero emotion. I think the manager has a lot to do with that.

    Just my opinion

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    Brookens will manage some team some day, but probably not if Illitch is the owner. Illitch seems to prefer big names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff6851 View Post
    I would go with Terry Francona.
    I believe if leyland is cut loose this year, they will go after Francona
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    I was so hoping, reading the title of the thread, that this was a News Annoucement!

    I am just so sick of JL telling his players to go out there and just have fun and enjoy themselves. And there is his continual praise for another team's pitching performance, or managerial prowess, but not taking his players - especially those in offence - into the clubhouse and really chewing strips off them for their lack of performance.

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    I would think they will go after francona. I doubt iit would be a rookie and he and Maddon seem to be the best name candidates without a team yet for next season.
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    I really don't want Francona. This means he will be the next manager.

    I liked Bruce Fields. I like Brookens. I like Maddon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigers4F4 View Post
    I was so hoping, reading the title of the thread, that this was a News Annoucement!

    I am just so sick of JL telling his players to go out there and just have fun and enjoy themselves. And there is his continual praise for another team's pitching performance, or managerial prowess, but not taking his players - especially those in offence - into the clubhouse and really chewing strips off them for their lack of performance.
    Should Leyland tell his players to be miserable instead, and would that make the players more apt to win ball games?

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    I know Terry Francona, Joe Maddon and (possibly) Mike Scioscia are at the top of everyone's list. But I think Mike ends up in Boston or with the Dodgers, Joe Maddon ends up with the Dodgers, Red Sox or Angels and Tito to the Cubs. (Maddon hasn't signed yet, has he).

    Dark horses: Ron Gardenhire, Mike Maddux, Tom Brookens and (don't laugh) Phil Nevin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euphdude View Post
    Should Leyland tell his players to be miserable instead, and would that make the players more apt to win ball games?
    funny you should mention that. Sparky often kept certain players on edge deliberately. Likewise LaRussa. Too much ease in any organization is not necessarily the path to the highest performance. Not that I would necessarily want to work in such an org and too much tension can certainly implode an org eventually -- but I think there an argument to be made that at least in the short term (say a season or two) a little properly applied tension/pressure can increase organizational performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gehringer_2 View Post
    funny you should mention that. Sparky often kept certain players on edge deliberately. Likewise LaRussa. Too much ease in any organization is not necessarily the path to the highest performance. Not that I would necessarily want to work in such an org and too much tension can certainly implode an org eventually -- but I think there an argument to be made that at least in the short term (say a season or two) a little properly applied tension/pressure can increase organizational performance.
    You bring up a good point. With Leyland's style and status (he's about ready to retire, he's probably set for life, and he's set in his ways), I'm not sure if he's the type to make certain players uncomfortable for their own good. Heck, he might already be doing this and we just aren't aware of it.

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    Anyone but this sorry excuse for a manager. His game decisions are almost as appalling as his lineups.

    Leyland makes me want to break my TV.

    Why don't you just make Cabrera sacrifice you stupid old moron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha View Post
    Anyone but this sorry excuse for a manager. His game decisions are almost as appalling as his lineups.

    Leyland makes me want to break my TV.

    Why don't you just make Cabrera sacrifice you stupid old moron.
    Who'd have thunk that a successful sac bunt by Dirks would have led Chicago to walk Cabrera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gehringer_2 View Post
    funny you should mention that. Sparky often kept certain players on edge deliberately. Likewise LaRussa. Too much ease in any organization is not necessarily the path to the highest performance. Not that I would necessarily want to work in such an org and too much tension can certainly implode an org eventually -- but I think there an argument to be made that at least in the short term (say a season or two) a little properly applied tension/pressure can increase organizational performance.
    Scotty Bowman was a master at that. How many cups did he win?

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    Answer to Euphdude:

    No, they are not kids playing a neigbourhood game and having fun. If they enjoy it, okay; but this should be treated more like warriors going off to do battle with an opponent ---- business!

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    I don't get why people think Scioscia will leave. Am I missing something there?

    I'd love to get Maddon, but not sure he's willing to leave either. We may be able to pay him enough though.

    There is zero chance its Mcclendon or Lamont, not sure if those were joke answers or what.

    I'd be ok with Francona, though he isn't a huge changeup. I imagine Brookens, Mills, maybe Riggleman(I actually like him quite a bit) and a few of the top bench coaches fill out the list. I don't have a huge problem with any of them.

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    Brookens is going to be the next manager.
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    Francona, but I'm old school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catswithbats View Post
    I really don't want Francona. This means he will be the next manager.

    I liked Bruce Fields. I like Brookens. I like Maddon.
    I forgot Maddon would be available. Isn't more of a small ball guy though? Our team isn't really built for that
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    How do you put pressure on guys guaranteed to make millions of dollars a year? Unless it's a young player making close to minimum, I think you pretty much have to leave the motivation up to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha View Post
    Brookens is going to be the next manager.
    He's got the stache for it.
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    Remember 6 years ago when people at Comerica had signs that read "Leyland 4 Governor"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastradamus View Post
    I don't get why people think Scioscia will leave. Am I missing something there?

    I'd love to get Maddon, but not sure he's willing to leave either. We may be able to pay him enough though.

    There is zero chance its Mcclendon or Lamont, not sure if those were joke answers or what.

    I'd be ok with Francona, though he isn't a huge changeup. I imagine Brookens, Mills, maybe Riggleman(I actually like him quite a bit) and a few of the top bench coaches fill out the list. I don't have a huge problem with any of them.

    Scioscia will likely get the ax if the Angels don't make it past the Wild Card game. Even if they make it to the Wild Card game and lose, Artie Moeno's going to want a change.

    Maddon will probably leave because Tampa won't pay what he's worth.

    Jim Riggleman is probably never gonna get another managing job in the Majors. Not after quitting mid-season. I understand he was unhappy, but he screwed himself long-term.
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    There can't be a "next new manager" because we already have an "old" manager so does the question imply that the Tigers will hire a new manager soon then immediately fire him and hire the "next new manager"? Inquiring minds want to know!
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