Re: I've noticed something lately........
I believe Narron's firing made this team play better. But, in my opinion, this team didn't get better because a new manager made all the proper tweaks. I believe they improved because Narron's firing released a lot of the pressure that had built up because of their pitiful performance. They were so busy worrying about who was going to be traded and what was going to happen to the team that they lost the ability to win.
Plus some personnel moves helped quite a bit. Hopper and Keppinger are hitting extremely well, the other players are driving in runs and pitchers like Bray and Burton are helping to improve the woeful bullpen. (Good moves by Krivsky, by the way.)