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http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-athletics-machafired&prov=ap&type=lgns

Geez, the team finally gets to the ALCS and this is the thanks Macha gets?

Given the history of seeming dysfunction between Macha and Beane, I guess nothing short of a World Series would've saved his job.



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Considering that Beane makes pretty clear the manager is there only to implement the organizational philosophy I don't know why he just doesn't do it.



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Of course, this could end up being a replay of last year, when Ken Macha was fired, only to be replaced by...Ken Macha!

However, I think the odds are strongly against that happening again, as this year the circumstances are significantly different. The main reason Macha was let go last year was because his contract had expired and he and Beane had differing views as to how much he should be re-signed for. This year, Macha's being let go with two years still remaining on his present deal. When you consider that fiscal responsibility is the name of the game in "Moneyball" land, $2 million plus is quite a bit of change to shell out to someone to not manage your team for the next two seasons. That tells me that Beane not only has decided that Macha must go, but that Beane (contrary to his previously stated opinions on managers) has his eye on a candidate that he thinks can be quite valuable as manager, and that he's afraid of losing to another organization.




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    Originally posted by Downtown Bookie
    That tells me that Beane not only has decided that Macha must go, but that Beane (contrary to his previously stated opinions on managers) has his eye on a candidate that he thinks can be quite valuable as manager, and that he's afraid of losing to another organization.


Hmmm. Is it coincidence that the A's announced this firing the same day the Cubs announced that they were passing on Girardi in favor of Pinella? I think not.



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    Originally posted by Texas Kelly
      Originally posted by Downtown Bookie
      That tells me that Beane not only has decided that Macha must go, but that Beane (contrary to his previously stated opinions on managers) has his eye on a candidate that he thinks can be quite valuable as manager, and that he's afraid of losing to another organization.


    Hmmm. Is it coincidence that the A's announced this firing the same day the Cubs announced that they were passing on Girardi in favor of Pinella? I think not.

I cannot see someone like Girardi, who tends to be very old-school in his managing and in his opinion that the dugout is the manager's domain, going to work for someone like Beane, who has made very clear that the manager is there to simply do what the organization has decided is the best course of action.



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