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Longtime Braves coach Brian Snitker embracing return to minors

Brian Snitker was working as a roving instructor for the Braves organization at Lido Beach down in Sarasota, Fla., when Hank Aaron approached him with an idea. The opportunity MLB's home run king had in mind was of the unexpected variety. Snitker jumped at it. It was 1981, and he wasn't even in his late-20s. Would you like to manage? A self-proclaimed mediocre player in his...
Via Fox Sports South
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB expansion draft series: 1968- San Diego Padres

MLB stayed consistent through the 1960 season, with each league having 8 teams. Expansion first came in 1961, with the AL adding the Los Angeles Angels and Washington Senators (the original Washington Senators became the Minnesota Twins and the later Senators became the Texas Rangers in 1972). The NL expanded in 1962, as the New York Mets and Houston Astros joined the NL. Both the...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Message Of Note.......We Are Down For A Decade, Minimum.

It is Cashman's fault  ( The Steinbrenner dolts can't be blamed because they have no ideas, and are slimy, little greedy inheritors of wealth who, if born to different parents, would be shoveling coal ).Cashman is in charge of player talent and we have, for 10 years, drafted, traded for, and signed the worst players imaginable. Hughes, by a clear margin, is our best drafted...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Birthday Shopping Guide

It’s that time of year again. The time of year where my odometer rolls over and I have to get my driver’s license replaced. Yes, it is my 35th birthday on Saturday. Those of you who have yet to get me something will be happy to know that I have, for the fourth year in a row, put together a list of gifts culled from Ebay that you can buy for me and still have time to get it shipped...
Via The Platoon Advantage
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Breaking down the small amount of World Series and Pennants won by current MLB managers

A new era is underway when it comes to MLB’s managers. Six MLB managers hired either this year or last year had no prior MLB managerial experience. In fact, three of this six had never managed a professional game at any level. Things have changed from the way they were even a couple years ago, where guys like Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa, Joe Torre and Cito Gaston patrolled the dugout...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Gibby rides again!

Asked . . . And Answered.Martin's most recent post posed the question - What next?Bob Elliot believes he has the answer. The return of John Gibbons as Toronto Blue Jays manager. According to Elliot, the Jays will introduce Gibbons as their hire on Tuesday. An excerpt from the article:It’s not Cito Gaston 2.0, but John Gibbons 2.0. Gibbons, who managed the Blue Jays for parts...
Via The Southpaw
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Sources: Jays want seasoned skipper

Only three times in their 36-year history have the Toronto Blue Jays hired managers with previous major-league experience. That may be about to change. The Blue Jays are leaning toward hiring a manager who already has done the job, according to major-league sources. Several of their reported candidates - notably, Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. - remain secondary...
Via Fox Sports
November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Name Brian Butterfield As New Third Base Coach, Replacing Jerry Royster

Little by little, the Red Sox are filling out their coaching staff. The team announced on Tuesday that they had named Brian Butterfield as the new third base coach. Butterfield, 54, comes along with Red Sox manager John Farrell and bench coach Torey Lovullo from the Blue Jays. A native of Bangor, Maine, Butterfield was one of the longest-tenured members on...
Via NESN.com
October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Patience remains Blue Jays' bugaboo

Some of the players have changed over the last three years, but one constant remains for the Toronto Blue Jays. They hate taking walks. Of course, they are not hitting all that well either this season and perhaps the two facts go hand in hand. They are eleventh of fourteen AL teams in batting average and on-base percentage. The on-base thing has been a problem for three straight...
Via The Flagrant Fan
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Gaston was racial crusader in time as skipper

Cito Gaston helped put Toronto on the map with a pair of World Series championships and four American League East titles in the late 1980s and early 1990s. But often overlooked is that Gaston also was a crusader for racial issues during those times, and became just the fourth African-American manager in baseball history when he was promoted by the Blue Jays in 1989.
Via mlb.com
February 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Movember MLB Mustache Madness: Managers Semi-Finals - Hillman vs. Gaston

Movember MLB Mustache Madness Managers Semi-Finals moves on to two mustachioed managers who are currently unemployed but for entirely different reasons. Trey Hillman Hillman has been winning by big percentages in every matchup thus far.  That's something he might want to try the next time he gets a manager's job. VS. Cito Gaston Gaston creeps closer and closer...
Via The Outside Corner
November 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Movember MLB Mustache Madness: Managers Semi-Finals - Hillman vs. Gaston

Movember MLB Mustache Madness Managers Semi-Finals moves on to two mustachioed managers who are currently unemployed but for entirely different reasons. Trey Hillman Hillman has been winning by big percentages in every matchup thus far. That's something he might want to try the next time he gets a manager's job. VS. Cito Gaston Gaston creeps closer and closer to a mustache...
Via Bloguin Best
November 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Movember MLB Mustache Madness: Managers, Round 2 - Martin vs. Gaston

They may not be active managers anymore, but that doesn't make these next two Movember MLB Mustache Madness combatants any less impressive. Billy Martin Martin shocked the world by trouncing Johnny Oates with 89% of the vote.  A victory like that would have made the Boss proud. VS. Cito Gaston If you don't want to vote for Cito based on his upper lip caterpillar...
Via The Outside Corner
November 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Movember MLB Mustache Madness: Managers, Round 2 - Martin vs. Gaston

They may not be active managers anymore, but that doesn't make these next two Movember MLB Mustache Madness combatants any less impressive. Billy Martin Martin shocked the world by trouncing Johnny Oates with 89% of the vote. A victory like that would have made the Boss proud. VS. Cito Gaston If you don't want to vote for Cito based on his upper lip caterpillar, at least...
Via Bloguin Best
November 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Movember MLB Mustache Madness: Managers, Round 1 - Gaston vs. Williams

The Movember MLB Mustache Madness Manager bracket rolls on.  Time to close out the Manager bracket, but we will do so on a high note with the only two mustachioed managers with multiple World Series championships to their name. Cito Gaston When the Jays brought Gaston back for a second tenure, it wasn't because they longed for the franchise's glory days, they just missed...
Via The Outside Corner
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss

Movember MLB Mustache Madness: Managers, Round 1 - Gaston vs. Williams

The Movember MLB Mustache Madness Manager bracket rolls on. Time to close out the Manager bracket, but we will do so on a high note with the only two mustachioed managers with multiple World Series championships to their name. Cito Gaston When the Jays brought Gaston back for a second tenure, it wasn't because they longed for the franchise's glory days, they just missed...
Via Bloguin Best
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss
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