Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
Almost dead on IMO. It's nearly as I have felt from the very beginning, Wheeler is just able to put it more elequently. Don't jump to conclusions on the title, it must be read to be appreciated for what it really means.
Should Griffey (and perhaps Dunn also qualifies IMO) stay, then a Big name guy (Davey Johnson) is almost neccessary. If they don't a lesser name will do (Girardi and the like). I know Girardi is widely considered a big name but just because you have a name that is known doesn't make it a name that is widely respected (by the players alike).
Bottom line we shouldn't really make a decision on the manager until we know what type of team he will be working with now and in the future.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for posting this.
I've always felt that having Griff in the clubhouse wasn't helping the Reds in any way, and that it often hurt the club overall. This kinda explains why, and it really makes sense.