Brenly perfect fit for Brewers' manag...

Brenly perfect fit for Brewers' managerial job

There are 15 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 25, 2008, titled Brenly perfect fit for Brewers' managerial job. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The Milwaukee Brewers are hard at work interviewing potential candidates for their managerial vacancy, including popular Cubs WGN-TV color man Bob Brenly.

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Jim Charnot

Chicago, IL

#1 Oct 25, 2008
Hey Bob go for it!

Since: Sep 08

Bloomington,IL

#2 Oct 26, 2008
Brenly can manage a team from the broadcast booth as well as any die-hard like myself. There is, however a big difference managing from the bullpen. In Milwaukee you have a great bunch of young players, a terrific stadium, and a loyal and passionate fan base much like the Cubs. Things fall short however, on the ownership's grasp of baseball in general, no treasure chest like Sam Zell's, and a young team that still needs to be shown how to dress apppropiatley (Cecil's Baggy Pants). I don't know how he would adapt to the players of today. One of his favorite subjects in the booth with Len during a blow-out is how he can't stand players wearing sandals and exposing their ugly feet and toes. While
I completely agree with that, it's a sure thing it will become an issue if Brenly tried to reinforce it. To draw a parrallel would be like Skiles trying to enforce some little Afro headband rule on Ben Wallace and we all saw what that did for a team predicted for greatness. He's also shown willingness to express his true feelings about players (ex. Soriano in Super star category, Aramiz lacking hustle, etc) but stops cold in carrying that same kind of journalism towards Lou or Jim Hendry. I guess what reall bothers me is that he is using his broadcast position to land a manager's job. What's he think? Nobody can see through it? Bob, take a look down before you leap. I've got to believe there's better opportunities out there than racing hot dogs and sausages for the 7th inning stretch. You have the ability to win in a place like Texas that has good organizational men like a Nolan Ryan or Cincinnati that now has Walt Jockety steering the ship. Dusty will not survive under Walt Jockety, so's there's another opportunity that would fit. Milwaukee is a nice place to visit, but I can't see you eating cheese and Bratwurst while teaching
Prince how to dress and diet rather than teaching baseball fundementals and winning pennants.
CincyKid

Charlotte, NC

#3 Oct 26, 2008
What fielding problems did Braun have? He didn't commit an error all year.
CincyKid

Charlotte, NC

#4 Oct 26, 2008
What fielding problems did Braun have? He didn't commit an error all year
Doug

Chicago, IL

#5 Oct 26, 2008
More Brewers hating by the uniformed Phil Rogers, who thought last week that the cubs could trade Soriano to the Dodgers for Manny Ramirez (?) and thinks that Peavey could end up with the cubs. Lame journalist, lamer article. What are you frustrated that the Brewers actually WON a playoff game this year?
brewerswildcard

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Oct 26, 2008
Brenly has won a championship so yes, he is perfect.
Homer

Leavenworth, KS

#7 Oct 26, 2008
Brenly is an over-hyped loser, pure and simple.
Bauer

Goshen, IN

#8 Oct 26, 2008
The Milwaukee Brewers would be a great fit for Brenly.

The Brewers run a really cool organization; if there were no Chicago Cubs, I'd be a Brewers fan.

Come to think of it, there ARE no Chicago Cubs.

Gone. Kaput. NO FIGHT WHATSOEVER.

Snakebit. Trembling, superstitious.

A lot of guys sitting on big fat, lazy contracts...
Bauer

Goshen, IN

#9 Oct 26, 2008
I hope Brenly goes to the Brewers; I hope Mark Grace comes back by way of the broadcast booth vacancy left by Brenly...

Grace is "good people". Most of us blue-bleeders never really wanted to see him go.

Also, not to stray too fr off-topic, but I think Hendry should actually scale back payroll this year a bit.

No need to get into a "******* match" with George Steinbrenner any more.

Hendry should trim the fat, so to speak.
Bauer

Goshen, IN

#10 Oct 26, 2008
I'd say send Howry out to pasture, keep Daryle Ward if he promise's to get his fat *** in shape, keep the Japanese kid if he promises to give us all the X-Box codes and tell Lou he has to win in 2009 or he's getting thrown overboard like Don Zimmer.
Baseball fan

United States

#11 Oct 26, 2008
brewerswildcard wrote:
Brenly has won a championship so yes, he is perfect.
Bob Brenly didn't win a Championship, the D-backs won the World Series in 2001 DESPITE Bob Brenly !
Let me see, he yanked Curt Schilling too soon, he pitched Byung Kim too long, not once but twice, he damn near pitched Randy Johnson too long in a blow-out game, when D-back fans knew he might be needed in relief, due to BK's in-effectiveness.
That 'team' was built by Buck Showalter, pure and simple. Why do you think Brenly is not the Manager
of the Diamondbacks any more ? And if Mariano Rivera makes a simple throw to 2B on a bunt ...
paulh

United States

#13 Oct 26, 2008
I think the point is; Bob Brenly is a good baseball man. As an analyst, he was two steps ahead of Baker all the time (not difficult to do) and in step with Lou. Yes, he had a good team in Arizona when they won it. When he was fired, it was a beat up, lousy team - not his fault. I hope he gets it if he wants it- otherwise, I hope to have him back.
Carmen Fanzone

Humble, TX

#14 Oct 26, 2008
Keep Daryl Ward???? Don't be ridiculous, they can lose Ward and Blanco, save 4 million and bring up Hoffpauer and Koye Hill.
Doug

Crest Hill, IL

#15 Oct 27, 2008
Hey Phil any news on that Manny Ramirez for Soriano 'trade' you proposed a few weekends ago? Hey just to let you know...the cubs are not your fantasy team. Do you even understand how baseball trades work?

Also, not really sure about the defensive issues of Ryan Braun that you mentioned in this lame piece of journalism...but the guy didn't have an error all season.

I guess this is what you do when you are a cubs fan and the calendar reads October. Pretend you know something about the game so you can hang with the big boys.
Doug

Crest Hill, IL

#16 Oct 27, 2008
fatchef wrote:
Bob, take a look down before you leap. I've got to believe there's better opportunities out there than racing hot dogs and sausages for the 7th inning stretch. You have the ability to win in a place like Texas that has good organizational men like a Nolan Ryan or Cincinnati that now has Walt Jockety steering the ship. Dusty will not survive under Walt Jockety, so's there's another opportunity that would fit. Milwaukee is a nice place to visit, but I can't see you eating cheese and Bratwurst while teaching
Prince how to dress and diet rather than teaching baseball fundementals and winning pennants.
Oh yes, Cincy and Texas...boy they had awesome years. How many playoff games did they win again? Oh thats right ZERO. Same as the cubs.

Let me get this straight you are suggesting that Brenly would be better off managing the Reds or the Rangers rather than the Brewers? With that logic you MUST be a cub fan.

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