The biggest reason it doesn’t matter is that they’re not going to miss out on great candidates to replace him. The field is wide-open for them, and that doesn’t happen very often.
A busy hiring/firing season among coaches six openings, just a hair under the norm of seven or eight in recent years has not been matched with GM openings. Last year there were five changes; back in the 2013 offseason, there were seven. Until Saturday’s Grigson move, though, only the 49ers had made a change this offseason. That’s the Colts’ only competition.
The inevitable chase of Peyton Manning has been completed, at least for now, although clearly Irsay is leaving the door open for Manning to join the front office in some capacity.
Taylor’s grand slam gave Kenley Jansen the chance at a save and extend his MLB record of most strikeouts without a walk to begin a season. He now had 40 in 23 innings and zero base on balls.
As for Schwarber, his home run came off a starter who the Cubs seemingly couldn’t get to all game long. With Chicago down 3-1 in the seventh inning, the former Indiana Hoosier gave the Cubs a 5-3 lead they would never relinquish.
It was an exciting moment, a big moment to put us ahead in that spot, he said after the game. And to be able to hold those guys off and come out with a win was big.
It was just a ho-hum day for Oakland’s Ryon Healy Saturday. The A’s first baseman didn’t hit a grand slam like so many others were doing. He just had to go 4-4 with two home runs to make up the difference. He drove in three runs and scored two himself just for good measure in the 10-4 win over the Nationals.