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Rocky Raccoon
11-06-2006, 10:08 AM
hire A's 3rd base coach Ron Washington to be their new manager. He's a guy I believe some A's fans wanted to be their new manager. Either way I think it's a good move by the Rangers.

heard it on ESPN Radio before.

finswin56
11-06-2006, 10:51 AM
Time to put your money on the Rangers win the 2007 World Series.
Poor Buck. That last two teams he left won the W.S. the following year.
Yankees 1996 and Diamondbacks 2001

Roman529
11-06-2006, 04:34 PM
Ron Who??? never heard of the guy. I guess Don Baylor wasn't available?
:confused:

RWhitney014
11-06-2006, 07:01 PM
Ron Washington is going to be good manager. I truly believe that. But he's not a good fit for the Rangers.

He is a fundamentals-first, pitching-and-defense kind of guy. The Rangers are a hang 'em and bang 'em team, both on offense and on the mound. In a park where it is literally that easy to hit it out of the yard, small ball's not going to work when the Angels and A's and Mariners and Red Sox and Yankees and Tigers constantly come in and put up 7-8 runs a game.

And because of the kind of coach he is, he's going to want that style of player, which means guys like Blalock and Teixeira don't exactly fit. Now, if Jon Daniels were smart, he'd trade Teixeira and a spec to Detroit for Bonderman and Tata and try to find a taker for Blalock. The problem is, Blalock is coming off an awful season. Not to mention the All Star CF is going to be gone, and with a team with a big wallet, this is a bad offseason to splurge. It's not even like splurging is going to do anything...both big offensive names are either current or recently former Rangers.

They're in trouble in a rough division. Daniels is going to feel that Eaton trade for a long time, and he's likely stuck with a team in transition for the next two or three years.

unifiedtheory
11-06-2006, 07:06 PM
This annoys me.

DonShula84
11-06-2006, 07:56 PM
Wonder who the A's will go for now.

PHINATIC13
11-06-2006, 08:23 PM
I'd be shocked if Blacky(Bud)doesn't get hired (mgr.)by some other team.

Rocky Raccoon
11-06-2006, 08:51 PM
This annoys me.

:lol: I know you wanted him to manage the A's ut.

RWhitney014
11-06-2006, 09:47 PM
This annoys me.

I don't know why Beane didn't immediately hire him. Unless Washington didn't want to work directly under him, Beane looks a little dumb for losing the best coach in the division to someone else in the group.

unifiedtheory
11-06-2006, 11:49 PM
I don't know why Beane didn't immediately hire him. Unless Washington didn't want to work directly under him, Beane looks a little dumb for losing the best coach in the division to someone else in the group.

I'm thinking Wash is a little too independent for Beane. It does piss me off though but it is obvious that Beane has someone else in mind.