The PR impact on fan excitement is more valuable to the team in the offseason.
That's debatable; either way, I don't think you can put a significant value on it.
Firing him in the offseason allows you to have a plan in place to replace him instead of half-assing like they have done far too often recently.
You can't have that plan in place no matter when the manager is fired? With all of the issues they've had this year, I'd be surprised if the FO hasn't started on a plan already.
Directly following the Bobby V disaster helps the new manager, with fans, the media, and most importantly the players.
If I'm reading this correctly, it shouldn't matter when Bobby goes then.
None of the coaches have shown any indication of being competent at their own jobs never mind managing
I'm sure this mostly refers to Bogar as 3B coach, It's already been pointed out in multiple threads previously that 3B coach and manager (or even bench coach) require completely different skill sets and just because someone doesn't do well at one doesn't mean he's completely incompetent at another.
The tiny chance that some players will be attached to the interim manager and as such feel about the new manager the way some of Tito's crew felt about Bobby before he even got to Spring Training.
Agreed there is a tiny chance this could happen, but the manager isn't a puppy, so I don't think it would be a major issue one way or the other.
Wins and losses are largely irrelevant for the rest of the season.
Agreed, so this shouldn't have any bearing one way or the other on the decision.
I disagree he is abusing pitchers at all (I assume you mean Aceves, but as they are supposedly stretching him out, and given his history I think the pitches he has thrown are not all that unreasonable with the possible exception of the 3rd inning in the Sept 1 game which was borderline.)
Tough to say one way or the other, but given the relationship between Bobby V and Aceves, it could be likely that Bobby doesn't care what happens to Aceves. Aceves is really the only candidate you could possibly say is being abused.
To me, if nothing else, you can relieve a lot of the tension in the clubhouse by getting rid of Bobby now. The players may not play better, but at least they might relax a little and maybe there won't be as much drama surrounding the team. I can see both sides of the argument, because no matter what they do for the rest of the season, it won't make that much of a difference either way. I'd vote for canning Bobby, but I don't feel strongly either way.
edit: took out a superfluous sentence.
Edited by DanoooME, 04 September 2012 - 10:52 PM.