Originally Posted by WVRedsFan
Since I agree, I'd like to do some calculations, but I can't seem to find the date Narron was extended. Anyone know?
Never mind. A RedZoner has sent me the information that it was on Jun 2, 2006. At that time, the Reds were 30-24 and they were 5 games behind the Cardinals who stood at 35-19. Since the extension, the Reds are 32-35 (.478 winning percentage which is close to Narron's lifetime record which is .483).
I once heard some pundit say that the real mark of a manager was his record in one-run games. This year Narron is 13-11 in one run games, but only 1-8 since the extension and most of those in the latter innings.
We have a manager who has moved back to his average. Just under .500 managing no matter who is in the bullpen (the early 30-24 record was with a horrendous bullpen and now that it's better the record is not) or who in in the lineup.
The extension was a mistake.
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