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Old 06-13-2006, 09:05 AM   #11
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Believe it or not - I trust in Gillick.

I think he's keenly aware that this is a .500 ballclub the way it's currently composed. But as Utley and Howard continue to evolve - I think he'll smell an opportunity. He has to get a front line starter and it may come at a serious expense but I can see Gillick doing it if we are still within 2.5 games of the wildcard come mid July. If we are, he'll do something. I know the "Stand Pat" title - but I really think he has an eye on the prize and to be able to deliver a playoff appearance in year 1 in a town that hasn't seen the post season in 13 years would certainly add to his mystique.
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Old 06-15-2006, 04:34 PM   #12
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Two days and 3 losses later - it's time for Gillick to fire Manuel. The team is not responding to him. In the long range plans - Cholly can not be the man that takes this team deep into a post-season. They need a fire lit under them. When you put it all together - it makes sense to fire Manuel right now. You give a new manager 6 weeks to see if he can get any spark out of this club and then you make your deadline maneuvering whether it be as a buyer or seller.
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:01 AM   #13
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Yeah - the Marlins struck fire and gold with McKeon a few years ago...oh if Leyland were still available...
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