Betrayed Bolt Supporter
- Jul 10, 2006
Unless Tingler is a short term placeholder until Bochy is ready to return, then this is a horrible hire. If the “Bochy scenario” is in effect though, it’s understandable – no competent, self respecting veteran Manager would agree to come here but to step aside in a season or 2 to make way for Bruce. If Bochy returns to coach any other MLB team in the next few years though, then Preller & Tingler should both be fired immediately!I hate every single justification given to Tingler’s hire, it’s all bullshit, Preller wanted him from the start and the “extensive search for an experienced manager” was a load of horseshit. I hate this hire more than I hated Green’s hire in 2016 - I firmly felt Dave Roberts should have had his shot here.
Preller is stubbornly sticking to his yes man philosophy, like AJ Smith with the Chargers. I hope ownership has the balls to do the right thing at the end of the season when this experiment fails miserably.
You’re correct though, hiring Tingler is worse than having hired Green - the reason we were in need of a Manager this offseason is because taking a chance and giving Green his 1st gig as an MLB Manager failed spectacularly, so to follow that up by giving yet another young guy his 1st shot to manage an MLB ballclub is like investing in a Rolls Royce, but hiring a student driver as your Chauffeur.