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Bad Idea Jeans: Orioles Fire Leo Mazzone

by Eric_ Eric_ 10/12/07
Bad Idea Jeans: Orioles Fire Leo Mazzone PhotoJust when you thought the Baltimore Orioles couldn't become a bigger joke, they fire pitching coach Leo Mazzone.

Now, Mazzone's tenure in Baltimore could at best be called inconsistent. During his two run, Erik Bedard became one of the best pitchers in baseball, while Jeremy Guthrie had a year that put him in contention for Rookie of the Year. However, veteran after veteran, from Rodrigo Lopez to Bruce Chen to Steve Trachsel, were mediocre at best. The bullpen was terrible, and many young players got hurt. Finally, there was Daniel Cabrera. Lauded as the man who will fix Cabrera, D-Cabs remained a walk machine under Mazzone, and in fact got worse.

Still, I just don't get it. How are you going to find someone better than Leo Mazzone? Especially since he wanted to stay. I understand that Dave Tremblay wants his own coaching staff. I don't blame him for that. However, is letting go the best in the business a good idea? I'm not really sure.

What I do think is this: 1.) Have the Orioles finally hit rock bottom? and 2.) Hitting coach Terry Crowley better be next.

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Should the Orioles have fired Leo Mazzone?
| Closed on 11/11/07 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | MLB, Baltimore Orioles | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
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Team Breakout:
28 Fans 
29%a. Yes
71%b. No

  
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#1 | 2482 days ago

We call dibs!!
No  
#2 | 2479 days ago

They havent done a whole lot that makes sense in a decade or so anyway, so why not fire Mazzone. It keeps with there M.O.
Yes  
#3 | 2458 days ago

MattTito23 wrote:
They havent done a whole lot that makes sense in a decade or so anyway, so why not fire Mazzone. It keeps with there M.O.

I got to agree with you.  Doesn't seem like any of the moves they make are the right ones. 

 

The O's need to approach this like George on Seinfeld... if every instinct in my body has been wrong, then the opposite must be right!

No  
#4 | 831 days ago

Go Lyon!!!!

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