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Bochy upset at Hurdle, McKeon criticism

Posted on: July 6, 2011 12:32 pm
Edited on: July 6, 2011 12:50 pm
 
McCutchenBy Evan Brunell

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle says Bruce Bochy, the manager for the NL All-Star team thanks to winning the World Series with the Giants last season, "whiffed" on not selecting Andrew McCutchen (pictured) to the team.

New Marlins skipper Jack McKeon also spoke out, wondering how Bochy could have justified taking Tim Lincecum with a 6-7 record. (Hint to Jack: His ERA is 3.14, and he's pitched better than that figure.)

Understandably, Bochy is a bit bruised from being called out.

“What’s bothered me are some comments made from other managers because now you start getting a little personal and [you] disparage other players,’’ Bochy told the San Jose Mercury News. “I don’t think that’s what the game is about.”

Bochy also added that he never heard from Hurdle or McKeon before selecting the team, but other managers called to lobby for their players. "The two that are complaining I’ve known for 25 years," Bochy said. "I didn’t hear from them. Sure, that bothers me.”

The Giants skipper, who opted to take Mets right-fielder Carlos Beltran with his "at-large" pick instead of McCutchen, called the Pirates star a "great young player," but added that the 24-year-old's recent hitting streak came too late. McCutchen ended April with a .219/.330/.417 line, but his OPS has gone up in each month since. He's currently hitting .291/.390/.494 with 12 home runs and 15 stolen bases, absolutely worthy of selection.

“I could go to every team and there’s a guy who didn’t make it and has the numbers to be there,’’ Bochy said. “You don’t want to snub anybody.”

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:04 am
 

Bochy upset at Hurdle, McKeon criticism

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Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Bochy upset at Hurdle, McKeon criticism

 

Bochy upset at Hurdle, McKeon criticism

When your team wins the World Series then the manager can pick whoever the hell he wants. Quit your belly-aching over it! If this were the Yanks, Phils, Red Sox or any other east coast media darling then this wouldn't even be a story or an issue.

 



How soon they forget. How much criticism did Charlie Manual receive when he managed the last several All Star games? WHen he picked his outfield over Matt Kemp? When he picked Howard when the team didn't need another first baseman?

This is a non-story. Managers will always whine for one of their players, just because it is good for them sticking up for their players.



Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: July 7, 2011 3:31 pm
 

Bochy upset at Hurdle, McKeon criticism

Bochy upset at Hurdle, McKeon criticism To question the Lincecom pick is a little absure being that he is near tops in the league in ERA, WHIP, and K's. There is something to be said for having the W's but without run support it is kind of hard to accomplish. As a Phils fan I seen Cole pitch excellent and also seen Santana of the rival Mets pitch excellent for entire seasons without getting hardly any run support and not passing the 12-14 win area.

Jeez, I'm a Phillies fan too.  Now I know why people think we're dumb.  Please buy a dictionary.



Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: July 7, 2011 2:23 pm
 

Bochy upset at Hurdle, McKeon criticism

Pretty impressive that people are still complaining about this. Tell it to the Giants' Pablo Sandoval, who was second in the league in hitting and didn't make the All Star teams two years ago.

Pirates fans ought to stop being so greedy- of the last 20 years there have been maybe 5 where they had someone who by any objective standard was performing well enough to be an All-Star, yet they've had a player chosen every year, which means roughly 15 times you've bumped someone more deserving. What an overdeveloped sense of entitlement; it's embarassing to me that I even speak the same language as you.



Since: Jun 23, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2011 2:21 pm
 

Bochy upset at Hurdle, McKeon criticism

When your team wins the World Series then the manager can pick whoever the hell he wants. Quit your belly-aching over it! If this were the Yanks, Phils, Red Sox or any other east coast media darling then this wouldn't even be a story or an issue. 




Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2011 2:19 pm
 

Bochy upset at Hurdle, McKeon criticism

To question the Lincecom pick is a little absure being that he is near tops in the league in ERA, WHIP, and K's.  There is something to be said for having the W's but without run support it is kind of hard to accomplish.  As a Phils fan I seen Cole pitch excellent and also seen Santana of the rival Mets pitch excellent for entire seasons without getting hardly any run support and not passing the 12-14 win area. 



Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2011 1:56 pm
 

Bochy upset at Hurdle, McKeon criticism

Other managers can do what they want once they win a world series, until then they have their fans to blame for not voting them in!



Since: Jun 3, 2009
Posted on: July 7, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Bochy upset at Hurdle, McKeon criticism

You're right.  The more enhanced (complicated) the selection process becomes, the more and meaningless it gets.  And don't even get me started on how absurd it is that the winner gets home advantage in the World Series.



Since: Mar 15, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Bochy upset at Hurdle, McKeon criticism

Win a world series and then pop off... that's why they get to pick their own players...


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