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What They're Saying About Dave Trembley getting fired

Jun 4, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

Dave Trembley 2.jpgIt just became official a little over an hour ago, but its been rumbling for a couple of days now.  Here are some of the early reactions to the Orioles 86ing Dave Trembley:

  • Camden Chat: Dave Trembley wasn’t the greatest manager.  He wasn’t the worst.  He managed some good games and he dogged some bad ones. But the motherf—– had his moments, yes he f—— did . . . We’ve been as bad as many of the worst teams in baseball, but under Trembley we weren’t a sad joke like the Royals under Hillman.
  • Maury Brown: Orioles will have now had five managers in ten years
    when Samuel is announced as the interim manager today. Yes, the problem is clearly the
    manager with the O’s

  • Jorge Arangure: So let’s
    see: Mazzilli first time manager, Perlozzo first time manager, Trembley first time
    manager. Hmm maybe it’s time to bring in a guy with experience?

  • Jesse Spector (responding to Arangure): Rather than a manager with experience, how about a
    roster with a chance?

  • Tyler Kepner: Random thought from an ’83 Phils nerd: Juan
    Samuel, new O’s skipper, is now the only guy who manages a team
    that beat him in the World Series.

  • Orioles Post: It’s too bad that it has come to this, but with the team’s performance,
    piss-poor record and fan discontentment, something has to be done. The
    Orioles were supposed to improve in the hardest division of all baseball
    – perhaps in sports – but instead seemingly have gone backward.
  • FanHouse: Not that it’s entirely his fault by any stretch, but Trembley doesn’t
    have much room to argue. The O’s have the worst record in baseball at
    15-39 and were outscored 34-8 on their just-completed 0-6 road trip.

  • Roar from 34: During the past two decades only Mike Hargrove has lasted
    more than
    three seasons in Baltimore. In that same time frame the Orioles have had
    eight managers. Among those eight, only Davey Johnson and Johnny Oates
    have left town with winning records.

Not sure I can disagree with any of that. All in all, this is basically a textbook managerial firing: a need to do something before all of the fans jump ship, more people to blame than the manager getting axed, but not a hell of things you can do besides axe the manager.

Good luck in your future endeavors, Dave Trembley.  Here’s hoping you can return to the life of admirable organizational soldiering that got you your job as the O’s manager in the first place.  There’s no dishonor in that. Actually, there’s probably a lot more honor in that than a lot of things you can do in baseball.

  1. Joe - Jun 4, 2010 at 10:51 AM

    goodbye Bill Shatner doppelganger

  2. Xpensive Wino - Jun 4, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    What manager, living or dead, would make a difference with this roster? If you built a Super Group of every great managerial mind that’s ever lived, it still wouldn’t make a difference with this roster.
    That the GM was not fired first is the clearest indication that this is a rudderless ship.

  3. JerseyJeff - Jun 4, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    Reply to Tyler Kepner (Phillies Nerd) Well, maybe currently, but far from the first in history – Davey Johnson was on the ’69 Orioles, who lost to the Mets – he later managed the ’86 Mets to a World Championship. So maybe Orioles Management is on to something….though I gotta believe Jesse Spector is on to something as well – a better roster would sure help!

  4. Grant - Jun 4, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    I stopped frequenting Camden Chat (got too big for my tastes), but I do loves me a Wire reference.

  5. Charles Aronson - Jun 4, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    Maybe the problem isn’t the manager or anyone else in the organization. The problem is the owner. Never have the Orioles been so bad as when he has been in control. Baseball needs to get rid of him and force the Orioles to get someone that knows baseball and loves the game not an egotist.

  6. uncle jumpy - Jun 6, 2010 at 1:57 AM

    It’s a shame Angelos owns the O’s , because he’s the first one that should have been run out of town .

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