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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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4 minutes ago, Casimir said:

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

Serious question, have you ever heard a player say Lloyd was the reason he is a better player? For as much as we hear the press talk about him working with players, I can't seem to remember much in the way of testimonials from any of the players themselves. But maybe I am remembering selectively.

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Lloyd came with Leyland right? Leyland came with DD. To me Lloyd seems like a loyalty employee at this point (i.e., he draws a paycheck until he retires). I'd be both surprised and disappointed if Al chose him.

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I'm confused by this thread. And hungry. And my butt feels sticky. 

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The more guys they talk to, the better I feel about that.

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3 hours ago, chasfh said:

The more guys they talk to, the better I feel about that.

what would you think about renteria?

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On 10/23/2020 at 5:22 PM, tiger337 said:

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.

When Mr. Biggleswoth gets upset, people DIE!

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4 minutes ago, Tenacious D said:

Now on to more important things. Does Hinch have a facial hair policy?

If he does I hope it's a la Charles O'Finley's policy. Funk can sport the barbell stash

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21 hours ago, chasfh said:

again this answer doesn't make sense.

why?

You ever hired people? Did you ever promote someone after passing them over a bunch of times before? Clearly you have some type of reservation and its not like age or inexperience has been the reason Lloyd has been passed over before. 

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15 hours ago, Buddha said:

what would you think about renteria?

Given his role as placeholder until a team is ready to contend, we could probably keep Renteria on board for two, maybe three, years before dumping him for Hot Manager du Jour. :grin:

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1 hour ago, Keepleyland2 said:

why?

You ever hired people? Did you ever promote someone after passing them over a bunch of times before? Clearly you have some type of reservation and its not like age or inexperience has been the reason Lloyd has been passed over before. 

Seriously, your position appears to be, 2021 is exactly the same as 2017, 2014 and 2006, and since decision-making calculus never changes, there's no way Lloyd could possibly be hired.

I contend that 2021 is different from 2017, 2014 and 2006, and the Tigers front office may have a different set of criteria they are considering this time around than they did then, and I expressed such as my opinion. And ultimately, this is an opinion board on which we give opinions, I gave mine, and that's that.

If you have insight that the consideration of Lloyd for 2021 is exactly the same as it was for 2017, 2014 and 2006, I'd be interested in hearing why. Otherwise, we each have our opinion on it, we disagree with each other, and no hard feelings.

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Oops, looks like the Lloydometer up top increased from 1 to 2. I smell a trend. :grin:

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2 hours ago, Keepleyland2 said:

why?

You ever hired people? Did you ever promote someone after passing them over a bunch of times before? Clearly you have some type of reservation and its not like age or inexperience has been the reason Lloyd has been passed over before. 

Also, FWIW, I find it amusing that you're rebutting my opinion by quizzing me on my own hiring history, since I'm certain as can be that if I would have supported my opinion by citing my own history of hiring, you would have rightfully hammered me on that point alone.

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19 hours ago, chasfh said:

Also, FWIW, I find it amusing that you're rebutting my opinion by quizzing me on my own hiring history, since I'm certain as can be that if I would have supported my opinion by citing my own history of hiring, you would have rightfully hammered me on that point alone.

I don't understand this post. I mean, I understand the words individually but in this order they don't make sense. 

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21 hours ago, chasfh said:

Oops, looks like the Lloydometer up top increased from 1 to 2. I smell a trend. :grin:

It's up to 3 now.  Your rally encouraged the shy McClendon voters to speak out.  

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Here we go, Morans.

BILL VEECK HOLDS ‘GRANDSTAND MANAGERS NIGHT’

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Written by: Alex Coffey
 
A quick glance at the box score of the Philadelphia Athletics and St. Louis Browns game on Aug. 24, 1951 would suggest that nothing was out of the ordinary. It seemed to be a typical Friday game, between two teams who were far out of playoff contention.

But with Bill Veeck at the helm of the St. Louis Browns, that game was anything but typical.

On that day, Veeck orchestrated “Grandstand Managers Night,” a promotion which allowed fans to vote on key decisions during the course of the game, using placards which read “yes” or “no.”

Over 1,000 “grandstand managers” sat in a special section behind the Browns dugout, while Browns manager Zack Taylor relaxed in a rocking chair in the next box over, in casual clothing and a pipe in his mouth, as he enjoyed his night off.

The fans began their short-lived managerial careers by deciding the lineup of the game. They wrote their choices on lineup cards, delivered to the Browns prior to the game. After tallying fan responses, a lineup was decided on.

Philadelphia Athletics’ manager Jimmy Dykes was far from amused, telling the Associated Press that Veeck was “making a farce of the game.”

But the controversial Veeck saw his promotions as a way to raise fan experience to a whole new level. He would later explain to Sports Illustrated that, “the fan comes away from the ball park with nothing more to show for it than what’s in his mind, an ephemeral feeling of having been entertained. You’ve got to heighten and preserve that illusion. You have to give him more vivid pictures to carry away in his head.”

Just five days earlier, on Aug. 19, 1951, Veeck had stunned the baseball world and delighted fans by sending 3-foot-7 Eddie Gaedel up to bat in a game against the Tigers.

It’s safe to say that the “grand stand managers,” as well as the 6,000 other fans who watched on as the fate of the game was decided by spectators, walked away with vivid pictures.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Keepleyland2 said:

I don't understand this post. I mean, I understand the words individually but in this order they don't make sense. 

Yeah, reading comprehension is hard, isn't it? :grin:

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Veeck's son is part owner of the St Paul Saints independent league team. He is an apple that didn't fall too far from the tree

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20 minutes ago, leflore said:

Veeck's son is part owner of the St Paul Saints independent league team. He is an apple that didn't fall too far from the tree

It was Mike that gave us Disco Demolition. As a side note he spent a short time as an advisor to the Tigers circa 2001 or 2002 if I remember correctly. I’m not sure if it was official or not. I also can’t remember if he played a role in the octopus toss or “Gettin Higgy” with it.

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13 minutes ago, apabruce said:

Based on the votes above, I'm certain it will be Alex Cora.

I suspect Cora lands back in Boston.  I think Roenicke was purely interim.

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FWIW....

Beck (Tigers beat reporter): If the Tigers can't get Hinch or Cora, I would guess Pedro Grifol. He's bilingual, has interviewed for jobs before, has a lot of respect around the game and would bring a fresh perspective. But I think Marcus Thames is a wild card. There's a ton of respect in the organization for him from his playing days, and what he has done with Yankees hitters -- not the superstars, but guys like Gio Urshela and Luke Voit -- is something the Tigers need to replicate to some extent to get this team back to contention.

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