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Saturday, October 03, 2009

Pickoff Moves

Catching up after some radio silence ...

Padres Fire Kevin Towers

Via David Pinto, the Padres have fired general manager Kevin Towers.
Moorad declined to discuss specific candidates, except to say that his search had not been internal. Arizona Vice President Jerry DiPoto, who joined the Diamondbacks during Moorad's tenure in Phoenix, is considered a leading contender. Pat Gillick, who built World Series champions in Toronto and Philadelphia, has said he might leave semi-retirement at age 72 for the right situation “on the West Coast.”

Weaver Picks Up Record Win: Angels 5, A's 2

After finding myself grateful for missing out on Thursday's execrable 11-3 loss to the Rangers, I missed this one, too, and lived to regret it, with Jered Weaver picking up a team-high 16th win. It's also a personal best, as he's never had more than 13 previously. I found it pretty ironic that, listening to today's pre-game show, one of the beat reporters (I want to say Mike DiGiovanna of the Times) said that Weaver shouldn't start first because he doesn't do well on the road, and this on the heels of a road win. On the other hand, 4.78 ERA on the road, 2.90 ERA at home.

ESPN BoxAngels recap

Dodgers Stumble Becomes A Pratfall As Hot Rocks Win Fifth Straight: Rockies 4, Dodgers 3

I have little to add to MSTI's piece about yesterday's unbelievable mess of a game — I was attending a prep football game at which my niece Emily was cheerleading. I can only say they really need to wake up. Manny with a golden sombrero? Come on, now.

ESPN BoxDodgers recap

Another Dick Fired

Via David Pinto, the infinitely giggle-inducing (and possibly tautologically-named) Reds pitching coach Dick Pole has been fired.

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