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Onto the Climax Series

3 replies. Most recent reply: Oct 9, 2014 10:04 AM by Guest

Tigers finished second in the Central League. Carp needing to win their final game lost giving Tigers the home advantage. This ensures lots of lovely revenue for the Tigers but unfortunately almost certainly ensures another year of Wada - the higher management being too gutless to sack him. So like Mayumi they have put in place a policy ofr targets. If Wada reaches the target he stays; if not he goes. The problem with having a policy is that it allows avoidance of necessary steps. Wada has had three years to prove that he is an inadequate manager but no one in the organisation has the courage to admit that and move on. The policy allows them to evade a decision. Wada's team didn't win second through their own efforts - they got it through Carp's inadequacies. Second was Carp's to lose not Tigers to win. However, Tigers reached second and so Wada will stay. There are some voices in the Tigers organisation who realize this. Tigers had a championship winning team which was mismanaged badly by Wada and his coaching team. Thecoaching team will change but not the useless manager. The current favourite to take over as Head Coach is Kanemoto. Tigers must have a good chance to win their first Climax Series playoff round - Carp are pretty dismal at the moment having burned themselves out. However, they could still do exactly what they did last year. Wada is a hopeless manager and could mismanage this series as well.
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Re: Onto the Climax Series

[ Author: Guest: gotigersredsox | Posted: Oct 8, 2014 12:05 AM ]
Has Wada at least committed to a series rotation this year? Last year it was a big secret but it didn't fool the Carp at all. Wada was the only one left looking foolish.

Re: Onto the Climax Series

[ Author: Christopher | Posted: Oct 8, 2014 11:09 AM | Posts: 3482 | From: Tokyo | HAN Fan | Registered: Sep, 2004 ]
Nohmi, Fujinami and Messenger but who will pitch the first game hasn't been released yet.

Re: Onto the Climax Series

[ Author: Guest: T-Ray | Posted: Oct 9, 2014 10:04 AM ]
From what I see, it's already been in the news: Game 1 Messenger, Game 2 Nohmi, Game 3 Fujinami

http://thehanshintigers.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/the-climax-series-starters-are/

http://www.sanspo.com/baseball/news/20141006/tig14100605030004-n1.html
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