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Wahoo Willy
Re: The Giants
Fri Sep 16, 2016 15:28
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You think he survives this?

To me, I think this significantly weakens his position in the front office. If he does survive, it's because Fowler & Dee have wrested back all institutional control going forwards.

Now, maybe Preller puts his nose to the grindstone scouring the universe for baseball talent while under the thumb of Mike Dee. And 3 yrs go by and the Padres are miraculously competitive again in the same way it happened to work out in Texas.

And hey, maybe that's even the best possible outcome for Padres fans too.

But it doesnt feel good. Another scenario is that Peter Seidler and the other guys with actual $ in the team get fed up with the whole crew - Dee, Fowler and Preller - and decide they need a chance. Unlikely, though.

  • The GiantsMark, Fri Sep 16 09:39
    Didn't see that one coming. Yes, it's going to make dealing with other teams that much more difficult. I guess the penalty for the Giants should be coming any minute right? Preller must have really... more
    • Re: The Giants — Wahoo Willy, Fri Sep 16 15:28
      • Yes....BC of DeeMark, Fri Sep 16 16:09
        Yes, he does but largely because I think that Dee had something to do with this already. Do you think that Dee was completely unaware of this talk during spring training or the larger premise of... more
        • Re: Yes....BC of DeeWahoo Willy, Mon Sep 19 17:25
          I'll do ya one conspiracy further... Dont you think Mike Dee would have all the relationships necessary to back-channel into the Red Sox front office just how badly they got ripped off? I think it's... more
          • Re: Yes....BC of DeeMcBain, Mon Sep 19 18:09
            In this conspiracy scenario, does Dee want Preller gone or does he want him tame? Seems to me that Dee, despite his own unpopularity and questionable decisions, still has Fowler firmly in his corner. ... more
            • Re: Yes....BC of DeeWahoo Willy, Tue Sep 20 15:42
              I guess what I'm saying is the suspension of AJ Preller has the effect of leaving really nobody happy. The Red Sox are ticked they didnt get a draft pick (or some other form of compensation). Preller ... more
            • Barney Fife was not a reference to youMcBain, Tue Sep 20 10:05
              But to MLB investigators.
    • What did them in...McBain, Fri Sep 16 10:28
      ...was telling the trainers "This will help us in trades." You don't have to strain your eyes reading between the lines to see the trainers were happy to open up. They felt uncomfortable with double... more
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