Originally Posted by WVRedsFan
Jerry's winning percentage over his career is .475. Since June 3rd, his winning percentage as Reds manager is .459. He's never managed a winning team. He's our manager for next year. Do the math.
Not that it makes any difference, BTW. The Jerry love flows.
Sorry, but a winning record as the Reds manager is a work in progress. Let's look at it at the end of the season. I eat crow better than most and will be glad to do it.
Let's look at some other MLB managers using this line of thinking...
* Connie Mack (Hall of Fame, 1937)
> Career record: 3731-3948 (.486)
>> Hall of Fame? How did that happen?
* Joe Torre
> First 5 years as a manager: 286-420 (.380)
>> How many years has Narron been managing?
>> Does managing high-paying teams vs. low-paying teams (nice setup there, MLB) matter? DOES IT?
>> Think Joe Torre might get consideration for the Hall?
* Pete Rose
> 6 years: 412-373 (.525)
>> Only 1 losing season.
>> Playoffs? ZERO for those who didn't know.