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Evaluations Being Completed On Second Straight Collapse

Evaluations Being Completed On Second Straight Collapse

'I'm easy to please, and hard to satisfy,' has been Manager Clint Hurdle's MO since he took over as skipper prior to the 2011 season. And prior to Sunday's finale with the Reds, Hurdle said there have been some things that have pleased him this year, but he's not satisfied with the season by any means.

"I've seen many times in my studies of history and of life and personally, sometimes many times, after a collapse, something really significant happens," Hurdle said. "Take it one day at a time, you never know what’s going to happen. Look at the adversity that we went through this year. Right out of the gate, I don’t even know how many times I was asked about the toughest 40 games in baseball. That didn't turn out to be the toughest 40 games in baseball."

"We lost A.J. Burnett out of the chute. We didn't hit for two months. We found a way to fight through a lot of things. We didn't fight through them all. That’s the problem and to be a champion at the end of the season, you pretty ...

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