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    Re: Dave Roberts just doesn't have the necessities to be a manager

    Watching this game against the Brewers.. I can't believe how bad that bullpen is. I would have liked to see Urias stay in.
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    Re: Dave Roberts just doesn't have the necessities to be a manager

    Meh, you get what you pay for when your front office decides to cheap out on the bullpen.

    On the other hand, Ned Colletti's collection of Proven Closers in Brandon League, Brian Wilson, and Chris Perez was yet another example why you should never overpay for relievers.

    In short, often there's not a god damn thing anybody can do about a bullpen.
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    Re: Dave Roberts just doesn't have the necessities to be a manager

    More to the point, take the Astros this year for example. They're always talked about as being most sabermetrically-inclined front office in baseball and sabermetrically-inclined front offices don't overpay for relievers and the Astros won their division last year with Luke Gregorson as their closer and Smoke and Mirrors setting him up. Then, the front office all of a sudden decided to fall into a contrarian trap that they needed a prototypical closer and made the ill-fated trade for Ken Giles to hedge their bet on Gregerson.
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    Re: Dave Roberts just doesn't have the necessities to be a manager

    Great point, Mofo. Kind of funny that you say that as Giles just blew a 2 run lead to the Reds.

    When you say there isn't anything anyone can do about their bullpen, what do you suggest is the best way to fix one? Or go about assembling one?
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    Re: Dave Roberts just doesn't have the necessities to be a manager

    Well, not dropping young arms that are years away from free agency from the 40-man roster and exposing them to waivers (cough...Tolleson...cough) would've been a good place to start.
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    Re: Dave Roberts just doesn't have the necessities to be a manager

    Kershaw is having back problems again. Oh well, who needs Greinke when we've got the great Brandon McCarthy nearing a return?
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    Re: Dave Roberts just doesn't have the necessities to be a manager

    I guess that's what happens when you have to carry your team.
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    Re: Dave Roberts just doesn't have the necessities to be a manager

    I think just a tweak... after all even 'injured' he only gave up 4 runs.
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    Re: Dave Roberts just doesn't have the necessities to be a manager

    Why couldn't the Brewers struggle against Brock Stewart like the Dodgers do against every goddamn rookie pitcher making his major league debut? Fuck it's just not fair.
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    Re: Dave Roberts just doesn't have the necessities to be a manager

    Seeing Chris Hatcher bat for himself with the bases loaded and the Dodgers down to their final out in the 14th inning makes me wish the Dodgers had a Buck Showalter as manager instead. A noob like Roberts is going to lose the battle of attrition every time.
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    Re: Dave Roberts just doesn't have the necessities to be a manager

    Ryu rekt.
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    Re: Dave Roberts just doesn't have the necessities to be a manager

    My stomach literally hurts right now. Fucking Kazmir 's incompetence isn't helping, either.
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    Re: Dave Roberts just doesn't have the necessities to be a manager

    Get him out, Dave. Get him out, get out of there.
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    Re: Dave Roberts just doesn't have the necessities to be a manager

    Saw the graphic today that the Dodgers have the lowest ERA out of the bullpen from like May 3rd or something. Interesting.
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    Re: Dave Roberts just doesn't have the necessities to be a manager

    And they're overworked because the current entire rotation of Trashmir, Ryu, McCarthy, Maeda, and Norris can't make it past the 5th inning or less.
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