Thursday, October 20, 2005

Killing Me Softly

Well, it happened - Leo Mazzone has left Atlanta and is now the pitching coach for the Baltimore Orioles. My guess - 3 years, $1.8 million.

We get the AAA pitching coach of that longstanding bastion of quality pitching, the Colorado Rockies organization.

Commitment to excellence.


At 10:16 AM, Blogger Dave said...

Hmmm...I didn't know Mazzone's contract was up. That changes things, and I completely agree that it would have been great to have gotten him.

Damn missed opportunities.

At 10:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KC had 0 chance at getting Mazzone.
He's best buds with B-mores Manager.

Also I thought was "Commitment to Excrement"

Keep up the great work!

At 11:04 AM, Blogger SoonerRoyal said...

This could have solved the Royals' pitching coach problem. 11 of them in 11 years is pretty awful. He'd be cheaper than a top starter certainly. I don't see why the Royals couldn't have offered him 3 years, $10-15 million. That sounds really high, but he'd be worth it. I think this is just a preview of what the offseason has in store. Don't expect the Royals to outbid anyone and don't expect anyone to want to come to Kansas City. The Royals aren't going to take the initiative to do what it takes to get the best players in here. I'm afraid we'll be stuck with whatever is leftover in the free agent market.

At 12:23 PM, Blogger DL said...

Mazzone was making $400k with Atlanta. That's it. My guess is that Baltimore is paying $600-800k.

Maybe Mazzone wouldn't come for $2 million. I'm sure the Yankees tried. But my impression is that the Royals didn't even try.

It wouldn't have solved the Royals' pitching problems, but it probably would have helped.

At 8:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

More like "commit to cell".

Should have paid for both Mazzone AND Schuerholz. A real pitching coach and a real GM. What a novelty.


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