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Every year there are certain managers that have a ton of pressure to win. This is always a tough process to think of who will be nixed first.
On one hand, many clubs that should be in contention for the playoffs will see an axe come to their tenure, however sometimes clubs are so bad record wise (even though they were projected to be) that the franchise will just slay the field general in the name of mercy.
Ausmus doesn’t have a track record of any postseason series wins like the latter two here, so he is going to be the #1 favorite out of this group of skippers that could go fast with playoff aspirations if their team struggles out of the starting block.
Gibbons did a great job with Toronto in 2015, but a slow start would really put his name on the block. Say if they are 6 or 7 games behind the playoff bar near Memorial Day.
Farrell has put up back to back 5th place finishes in the AL East after winning the World Series Title in his 1st year of being the skipper in 2013.
Weiss has losing years for every year under his belt, and Ventura rode out 2013 with his late season collapse, but his club has underachieved in every other year.
Still the two most managers on the hot seat are Fredi Gonzalez of the Braves on top of the favorite list at +331, followed by Bryan Price at +441. But I hate putting money on either of these gentlemen with their clubs both being on track to challenge for the worst record in the Majors this year.
Heck, Gonzalez’s predecessor Bobby Cox was the well into his 3rd decade with the “Tomahawk” Choppers when he finally stepped down to a front office job. Gonzalez at least had the Braves in the playoffs in 2012.
Price can’t really be expected to do anything with this anemic Pitching Staff, and all veterans except for Votto may be available for trade at any point.
The biggest regular season series in the history of the state of Texas is going on. Rangers and Astros are fighting for first place in mid September!
Who better to talk about Texas baseball than Rangers super fan and Dallas sports radio personality Jamie Kelly?
It is a Lone Star State episode 1,059 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Prince Fielder, Henry Owens, Alex Wood, Tommy Pham, Martin Maldonado, Evan Gattis, Ervin Santana and Jorge de la Rosa all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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It is time for the Sunday Request!
@sullybaseball Not sure if this is Sunday Request, but can you see Matt Duffy beating out Bryant and Pederson for NL ROTY?
— Greg M (@GTMGiantsFan) August 2, 2015
You bet. The numbers are on his side. As are many other arguments.
Plus I praise Jeff Banister for managing for the situation rather than the book.
Not all is what it seems on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Stephen Strasburg, Andrew McCutchen, Ubaldo Jimenez, Abraham Almonte, Tyson Ross, Curtis Granderson and David Ortiz all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
The Rangers are one of the biggest surprises of the year, and perhaps an embracing of young bats and 20 something arms has led to a revival in Arlington for 2015.
It is a Lone Star Episode 967 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Billy Butler, Todd Frazier, Tsuyoshi Wada, Felix Hernandez, Madison Bumgarner, Freddy Galvis, John Danks and Matt Joyce all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
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Remembering Minnie Minoso and his legacy.
Plus it is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.
@sullybaseball Sunday request: There are 6 new MLB managers in 2015. Which one(s) will have winning record(s)?
— Peter Sonski (@29sonski) March 1, 2015
These new manager are so anonymous that I had to look them all up to remind me who the hell they are, except for Maddon of course.
That and more on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates broke a 21 Year Old playoff drought in 2013, by winning 94 Games, winning the Wild Card Game to the Reds – before bowing out to the St. Louis Cardinals in 5 games of the LDS.
Neil Huntington has done an exceptional job assembling this club both via trade an drafting.
Not signing A.J. Burnett to a deal is actually a smart move when you figure he is going to earn $16.0 MIL in 2014. If the Bucs GM would have doled out the 1 YR/$14.1 MIL for the cagey veteran, it would have blown the teams salary structure. Read the rest of this entry
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By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): Follow @chuckbooth3024 and welcome Jeff Kleiner (Salary, Roster and Depth Chart Expert for the MLB) – visit his website here Follow @prosportsroster
You guys are all in for a treat. Jeff Kleiner recently contacted me about a partnership merge for the website. He has developed a site (prosportsrosters.com) that covers all organizational affiliates in the Minors for all of the Major League Baseball Clubs. We are going to combine efforts to bring you the best look at salaries, current 25 Man Player Rosters and Depth Charts for all 30 teams.
Jeff is going to provide the documents in form of spreadsheets and I am going to accompany the posts with deep analysis of what the numbers tell us from my perspective. If you can’t wait for all of my assessments for each club, go and visit Jeff’s website over at http://www.prosportsrosters.com.
In Speaking with Jeff, he is one of the more passionate fans I have come across towards the game of baseball. He spends enough time in updating his MLB Facts for it to be a Full-Time Job. So after the usual Video Clip and READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY button, you will find some serious &*!@?!#!
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