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Old 10-28-2020, 01:05 PM
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Default Who would you rather be: Kevin Cash or Grady Little?

Those difficult in-game decisions that can haunt managers.

Pull to early or pull to late. Important games can turn on these difficult decisions...the wound from the results of the most recent one is still fresh.

Let's have a discussion on this...

Would you have left Snell in and pulled Pedro?

Did the fact that Snell did not strike out anyone in the previous inning AND gave up a hit to the lead-off hitter in the sixth make your decision for you?

Where you just a little too anxious to have the game ride on your vaunted bullpen?


Did you notice Pedro fading, but let him talk you out of pulling him? Did his status as a great pitcher who should know himself better than anyone sway your decision to stay with him?

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Old 10-28-2020, 03:02 PM
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When they pulled Snell last night I immediately thought, this isn't going to end well. I personally though they should have left him in. I know that's today's game, but Snell had 75 pitches, and he was rolling.
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Old 10-28-2020, 08:57 PM
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Default Kevin or Grady

Kevin Cash should have left Snell in the game. He had shut the Dodgers down. If I was managing force the Dodgers to at least tie the game before pulling him. It was the best thing he did as I’m a Dodger fan. When Snell was pulled I knew we had the game. We had seen the bullpen and hit them well. I do respect the Rays as they played a great season and battled tough throughout the playoffs. Lots of young talent. Look forward to seeing them preform in the future.
As for Pedro easy to say now but pull him. Grady should have pulled Pedro they had seen him all night and the bullpen could have handled it. Arm chair managing at its best:
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Old 10-29-2020, 12:53 AM
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I think the fact the Rays couldn't score more then a single run, makes the whole decision moot.

Snell ain't pitched a complete game his entire career, let alone a complete game shutout. It wasn't going to magically happen in Game 6 of the World Series.

He's not exactly a modern day workhorse, like a Justin Verlander. Even when he won the Cy Young a couple years ago, he didn't even average 6 innings a start, and he hasn't averaged 5 innings a start, since that season, playoffs included.

When Austin Barnes is touching you up, it's only a matter of time before the rest of that lineup catches up to you.

Now, whether Anderson/Fairbanks and company were the right choices or not to bring in, in each particular situation, might be arguable.

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Old 10-30-2020, 09:35 PM
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Kevin Cash by a mile. In Tampa Bay, no one will a tihs in two years. After 17 years, the mere whisper of a mention of Grady Little and everyone in earshot spits on the ground and gives him the evil eye.
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