Re: I have found the answer to Red Sox
posted at 9/27/2011 10:41 AM EDT
In Response to Re: I have found the answer to Red Sox
I believe that the time has come for Theo to move on. He has had his moments in the sun. His most recent signings of Lackey and Crawford demonstrates his lack of making sound decisions for the future of this team.
It is time for Tito to move on as well. His managerial decisions during the course of a game are indecisive, untimely, and are often incorrect. Just one of many examples was his decision to keep Becket in the game at a time when Becket was clearly out of gas. Generally, when a pitcher starts throwing pitches high and out of the strike zone on a consistant basis, coupled with walking batters, it is time to pull him. Instead Tito leaves him in the game and it clearly cost the Red Sox the game. We should make Joe Maddon an offer he can't refuse.
Kurt Young is a bust. Let's get Dave Duncan, a pitching coach that has the skill set to work effectively with both the young pitchers and veterans as well.
Finally, let's get some players that think on their feet. Players that play with the same tenacity and intensity as Pedroia and Els. verses players who are just going through the motions as most of the other playes on this team.
[QUOTE]Following changes need to be made, regardless of post season results: 1. Fire Theo Epstein 2. Offer Tito a one year contract with a team option (probation year) 3. Hire the best pitching coach out there (do not allow Tito to hire pitching coach) 4. Hire the best new bench coach out there (do not allow Tito hire bench coach) 5. Do not resign Varitek 6. Sign Hernandez as a FA catcher to a one year contract team option 2 7. Pay arbitration year for Salty as backup catcher 8. Do not resign Varitek to a player contract (offer scout/coach contract) 9. Trade Ellsbury's 2 years of arbitration + P2 for Kemp or J. Upton 10.Change approach with Crawford to more bunt and punch and judy OBP hitter and move to top of lineup 11.Sign 2 from best quality veteran starting pitcher FA class(Bedard Harden etc) 12.Offer Scutaro a one year contract at less than option costs. If he gets more on market, let him go and sign best veteran defensive SS on market to a one year contract 13.Start Iggy in AAA, Aviles/Scutaro or defensive SS veteran on active roster, then promote Iggy if he is able to get his OBP to a marginal level for AAA 14.If Lavarnway does well in early AAA, and Salty does poor, call up Lavarnway in mid-season and demote Salty as options allow 15.Hire a new fitness director and encourage manager to give the benefit of the doubt, all else equal on large enough sample size, to allocating more playing time to players the new fitness director says are doing better in the fitness work program he has designed for each player. 16.Inform all personnel that injuries and other problems are never to be offered up to the public as an excuse for team or player performance. Note: Fire Tito if he will not accept probation year contract. Tito is a good clubhouse manager, but not a good field manager. Simply give the new bench coach Tito's job if Tito won't accept reduced authority and one year probation contract
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