September 30, 2014
Gleeman and The Geek #164: Gardenhire’s Dismissal
Following the news that the Twins fired Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons as their manager we recorded an emergency second "Gleeman and The Geek" episode for this week, getting together for late-night breakfast and drinks at Mason's downtown.
Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 164
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For my written analysis of the Gardenhire firing, click here.
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It’s now official. Every team in the AL Central has won more playoff games than Gardy since 2004.
Comment by Jacks23322 — October 1, 2014 @ 8:35 am
Yikes. Didn’t realize that when it came to the MVP award, John was so… old school. That was disappointing. If the MVP means what John says it means, then it’s truly an award no one should care about. Some (most?) voters might vote like it’s a subjective award about narrative, but it’s only by acting like it tells us something objective about Value that they get any of the rest of us to care.
And, at the risk of pushing too hard the other way, I’m curious how Kershaw stacks up in WAR to McCutchen and other NL MVP candidates. Aaron, you raised some very good points about the value of a pitcher, and I for one am not against a pitcher winning the MVP. (If it has to be the best hitter, then write that into the requirements.) The idea that a pitcher is rarely but occasionally deserving of the MVP award sounds right to me.
Comment by Wookiee of the Year — October 3, 2014 @ 4:16 pm