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Maddon and Hurdle to be let go

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Not sure who the net manager is. Maybe he controls internet access at PNC? No one knows why he gets to pick the next coaching staff. I would think the next manager would get dibs.

 

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Surprised by the Hurdle news but it's the best for the Pirates. Hurdle needed to go two years ago.

 

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Maddon should have plenty of options for a new gig.

 

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I'm thinking the Angels dump Ausmus to snag Maddon, that's the organization he started with.

 

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Philly needs to hold on to Kapler. Give him a proper bullpen and he'll get Philly very far.
I honestly think Kapler has been pretty fucking awful.

 

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The Hurdle sacking is not shocking.  The writing was on the wall with how that team basically quit from August to the end of the season.

The Cubs series probably was the final straw.

 

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Oh and fuck Joe Maddon and whatever team snags him.  

(i think its Philly or San Diego)

 

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Of course you do.
He has been.

Bullpen management is just a part of it.  You can argue that Klintack hasnt built the best overall team, but Kapler hasnt really managed that roster well overall.  

 

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Phillies fans hate Kapler as far as I know but then again most fanbases hate their manager.

 

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Phillies fans hate Kapler as far as I know but then again most fanbases hate their manager.
Kapler has been pretty fucking bad.  What an idiotic hire, tbh.

 

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I wonder how much Maddon's stock has fallen the last couple of seasons. Like I know he's considered a great manager but he and his team underperformed the last two seasons so you'd imagine a couple front offices might start having doubts with him. 

 

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He has been.

Bullpen management is just a part of it.  You can argue that Klintack hasnt built the best overall team, but Kapler hasnt really managed that roster well overall.  
Klintack gave him a very good offense. That's it.

His pitching staff is Nola. That's it.

The defense is subpar.

You can't just slug your way to a title. The fact they ended up at .500 is pretty remarkable.

 

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