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Who will be the next Tigers manager?

Who will be the next Tigers manager  

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  1. 1. Who will be the next Tiger Manager?

    • Alex Cora
      0
    • Fredi Gonzalez
      2
    • A.J. Hinch
      19
    • Don Kelly
      2
    • George Lombard
      5
    • Lloyd McClendon
      3
    • Phil Nevin
      1
    • Mike Rabelo
      0
    • Marcus Thames
      1
    • Someone Else
      7


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I'm guessing AJ Hinch and Alex Cora will end up with "better" jobs, so I voted for Fredi. I'm not too keen on hiring a rookie manager, so hopefully they don't go that route.

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They can't go with McClendon.  They just can't.

I don't think they'll go with Cora/Hinch.

I don't think they'll go with Rabelo (too green).

I don't think they'll go with Nevin.  It was a bit of a messy break up when he was fired from Toledo, although that was back in 2013, so I don't think it could be ruled out.

Thames has only been a hitting coach so far, so I suspect this works against him.

Rabelo has no major league coaching experience, but has been in the farm system as a manager.

Kelly has not managed anywhere along the way and has only 2 seasons of coaching experience (although both at the MLB level), so I think that works against him.

Lombard has been instructing/coaching/managing for a decade.

And, of course, Gonzalez has MLB managing experience.

I would guess (1) Lombard, (2) Gonzalez, (3) Rabelo.

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It's going to be Bigglesworth, which would explain his absence from the board.  He has experience coaching young players and has an understanding of analytics.

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1 hour ago, Motor City Sonics said:

If this wasn't my son's wedding......................

Lol, glad someone picked up on that

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I think it's pretty obvious that they want to talk to Hinch, and I think they have a good chance to get him.

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8 hours ago, cruzer1 said:

I think it's pretty obvious that they want to talk to Hinch, and I think they have a good chance to get him.

the question is do they want to talk to Hinch because they are interested or because they think they will get slammed too hard in the local media if they don't?

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Al knows he has to turn the corner on this rebuild. An easy pick like Hinch is about the peak of his creativity. So expect that. 

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48 minutes ago, roarintiger1 said:

Not sure who this "someone else" guy is, but I think he's the one that I think fits best with this team....................

It's pronounced Ellsay.  

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It'll be either Lloyd or Grifol. I think it's possible they prioritize a manager of color because they're behind the curve on that (one year of Luis Pujols and that's that).

Lloyd is already in the organization, he's black (which means something in a place like Detroit), he has big league manager on this resume, and he's a firmly established part of the Pittsburgh connection.

Grifol is a major league bench coach, has no major league experience which means he'll come cheap and is probably malleable for the front office, he's a man of color which is probably good enough to check a checkbox, and he speaks Spanish.

The dark horse, I think, is Don Kelly as a scrappy well-loved part of the Tigers' recent past, and is also a firm part of the Pittsburgh connection.

I'd say the odds split up as: Lloyd 55, Grifol 35, Donnie 10.

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1 hour ago, chasfh said:

It'll be either Lloyd or Grifol. I think it's possible they prioritize a manager of color because they're behind the curve on that (one year of Luis Pujols and that's that).

Lloyd is already in the organization, he's black (which means something in a place like Detroit), he has big league manager on this resume, and he's a firmly established part of the Pittsburgh connection.

Grifol is a major league bench coach, has no major league experience which means he'll come cheap and is probably malleable for the front office, he's a man of color which is probably good enough to check a checkbox, and he speaks Spanish.

The dark horse, I think, is Don Kelly as a scrappy well-loved part of the Tigers' recent past, and is also a firm part of the Pittsburgh connection.

I'd say the odds slit up as: Lloyd 55, Grifol 35, Donnie 10.

again this logic doesn't make sense.

This was all true the last three times the job was open and they didn't give it to Lloyd. What makes you think they are now gonna be like, oh yes, Lloyd is the guy. 

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1 hour ago, chasfh said:

It'll be either Lloyd or Grifol. I think it's possible they prioritize a manager of color because they're behind the curve on that (one year of Luis Pujols and that's that).

 

I don't care much about managers, but I hope they find someone better than Luis Pujols.  

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I thought they wouldn't hire Lloyd because they're racists? Did that change last week? 

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14 minutes ago, Keepleyland2 said:

again this logic doesn't make sense.

This was all true the last three times the job was open and they didn't give it to Lloyd. What makes you think they are now gonna be like, oh yes, Lloyd is the guy. 

God dammit, keepleyland, you asked him an open-ended question. 

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55 minutes ago, Keepleyland2 said:

again this logic doesn't make sense.

This was all true the last three times the job was open and they didn't give it to Lloyd. What makes you think they are now gonna be like, oh yes, Lloyd is the guy. 

again this answer doesn't make sense.

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2 hours ago, chasfh said:

The dark horse, I think, is Don Kelly 

In a discussion of race, how is this possible?

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It won't be McClendon.  You can put it on the front page, back page, middle pages, whatever.  Ain't gonna happen.

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