Finally, the powers that be at the warehouse have decided to put poor Dave Trembley out of his misery. I’m sure it pains Peter Angelos to no end that he now has to pay somebody for not working, and pay two men to do the same job, but it just couldn’t be put off any longer. Trembley should have been canned about a month ago, but after this latest 8-game losing streak, his tenure mercifully comes to an end. The O’s are currently the worst team in MLB, with a pathetic record of 15-39.
There is a school of thought out there that says this mess isn’t Dave Trembley’s fault, and he shouldn’t be held responsible. I can agree with the former part of that statement, but certainly not the latter. Sure, it’s not his fault that his leadoff hitter got hurt and the rest of his team just forgot how to hit, nor is it his fault that Andy MacPhail made such astute offseason moves as signing the corpse of Garrett Fatkins. However, Trembley did little to get the most out of the pile of crap he was given. His head-scratching management of the bullpen and pick-a-name-out-of-a-hat lineup cards have cost the team a handful of games so far in 2010, and it would be hard for anyone to make the argument that he was doing all he could to get the most out of his team, regardless of the fact that he was being forced to manage a AAAA team on the MLB level.
Juan Samuel has been named interim manager, but the O’s are said to be starting the search for a more permanent replacement immediately. The entire coaching staff SHOULD be fired, but that probably isn’t the most practical move in-season. If Samuel can squeeze some victories out of this team to the point of preventing them from a historically bad season, then shit…that will have to be considered a success, right?
This is turd land.