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28.04.2019 03:19
The Baltimore Orioles aren't bringing back manager Buck Showalter afterthe team expe Antworten

rienced one of the worst seasons in the history of Major League Baseball , according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.Buck Showalter will not be back with the #Orioles in any capacity, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 3, 2018Two years after guiding the Orioles to an AL Wild Card berth, Showalter's group finished with a pathetic 47-115 record. It was the worst season in Baltimore's history, and the first time they registered 100-plus losses since 1988.The 2018 season was filled with a ton of embarrassing feats. The Orioles became the first team since the 2003 Detroit Tigers that failed to win a minimum of 50 games. Franchise star Manny Machado - in the final year of his contract - was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers.advertisingOn top of that, slugger Chris Davis appeared in 128 games and finished with a .168 batting average, the worst in MLB history for qualified hitters. He had a -3.2 WAR, which is almost impossible for any player to register in this era of baseball. Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY SportsShowalter guided the Orioles to a surprise playoff appearance in 2012, when they finished with a 93-69 record. It was their first trip to the playoffs in 15 years Alan Trammell Jersey , but the O's were dispatched by the New York Yankees in five games.Two years later, Showalter led the Orioles to 96 wins and the AL East division crown. The Orioles swept the Detroit Tigers in the ALDS to reach the ALCS, but the Kansas City Royals swept Showalter's group. However, he was named 2014 AL Manager of the Year.advertisingShowalter's tenure in Baltimore ends with a record of 669-684, but keep in mind that he led them to four winning seasons and three playoff appearances. Showalter brought new life into a long-time losing organization, but the Orioles had no choice but to start making changes after a very, very porous season where nothing went right.But given the three AL Manager of the Year awards on his resume, Showalter should earn consideration for other managerial openings. He joins John Gibbons (Toronto), Jeff Banister (Texas) , and Paul Molitor (Minnesota), as 2018 managers who were let go by their respective teams.advertising How will things look, in the first poll of the post-Goldschmidt era?"December resultsThe last poll was taken just before the winter meetings - not than anything much happened there, but there was definitely the feeling that “something” was afoot. Rumors were circling about the futures of Zack Greinke and Paul Goldschmidt, and it felt almost like we were waiting for an inevitable shoe to drop, if not an entire, Imelda Marcos-sized closet of them. There was certainly no shortage of interest, with the highest number of voters since May putting in their two cents’ worth. 11% - 1 (not confident in the slightest)13% - 222% - 318% - 419% - 510% - 63% - 72% - 82% - 9 (very, very Lance Parrish Jersey , VERY confident)As has become the standard of late, the only thing consistent about what people think is their inconsistency. Another month with no number reaching even a quarter of the votes. We had that every single poll from May 2017 through to August 2018 inclusive - but haven’t seen it at all since. Most of the changes from the previous month were small. No figure changed by more than six percent compared to the November poll. But the trend was unmistakable: choices 1 through 4 all increased, while 5 through 9 all decreased in popularity. Below, you can see the breakdown of voting for the past year. Time progresses from the top down, beginning with the December 2017 poll.After a moderate gain in confidence for November, all that and fractionally more was undone in the December poll. Average confidence dropped by just over half a point from 4.38 to 3.87, the lowest figure we have seen in this survey since October 2016, as we recovered from the Dave Stewart era. Here’s the chart with all the poll averages.January pollHoo-boy. I’m pretty sure this one won’t be pretty, as since the last time we checked fandom’s pulse , the team has simply traded away the best position player in franchise history. There will be no Paul Goldschmidt with the team in 2019. You don’t have to be Nostradamus - I think Criswell would probably do - in order to predict what that trade will do to confidence among Diamondbacks’ supporters. It’s less the direction of the move which interests me, as the size. The term “confidence” also encompasses many things, and short- vs. long-term is a fair question. Does Goldschmidt’s departure hurt the former, while making us feel better about the latter?As usual, explanations are welcome in the comments...

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