Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Will Firing Ned Yost Stop Brewers Tailspin?

As most of you readers know I am a die hard Brewers fan. As many of you also know the Brewers are doing everything they can to try and choke away their playoff chances. Now, on Monday Milwaukee's principal owner Mark Attanasio fired Ned Yost. With just 12 games left in the regular season this just doesn't seem like the right time to me. I guess I just don't quite see how this is going to help the players turn it on and turn things around in the last 12 games of the season but we shall see.

Granted, if the Brewers missed the playoffs (or maybe even if they made it) Yost would have gotten fired in the offseason. But this just seems untimely (after all it is only the 3rd time ever a MLB manager with a .550+ record has lost his job mid season). However in Attanasio I trust.

He's done so much for my favorite ball club since wretched owner Bud Selig left town. He's totally given this team a new-look making many great trades (think for Sexson and Overbay) and has brought in so much talent and seen through with their grooming (think Fielder, Hardy, Gwynn, Weeks) This team hasn't been to the playoffs in 26 years and if anyone can get them there it's this guy. What does Dale Sveum know and will he be managing beyond the end of this season? Who knows really, I just hope that the players pull their heads out and pour it on this last week and a half. It's been a really fun summer watching these guys and I don't want their season to end.
Was this the right move? My gut says "No" but my head trusts Attanasio completely. What do you think?

1 comment:

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The Brew crew have a losing record since letting him go. Now they are out of a wild card spot. And they are going to lose Sabathia. Not good times. But you cannot blame them for making the effort with their trades. They did what they thought would help.