Originally Posted by westofyou
True, but Macha bristled under the Beane leadership too, Beane wants the manager to execute his vision to the absolute micro level. Most organizations have the macro determined with the micro being more flexible. Beane wants and has more input to the lineups and such. In the mid 50's Hank Greenberg was teh GM of the Indians and he chased Al Lopez to the White Sox by demanding pretty much what Beane does today.
I've always been in favor of that.
A GM has a vision, a reason for bringing in the players and if they aren't used properly, that vision can be wrecked.
I wouldn't trust anyone with my vision, especially when my job is on the line. If the manager doesn't like it, there's the door.