Originally Posted by 757690
The only draw back to Dusty is that he blew out Woods and Prior's arms. To me that seems like a plus, since he is a very intelligent man, and I assume has learned from this.
That is what most posters don't understand, that managers can learn from their mistakes and get better.
Dusty was three time manager of the year, and he wins everywhere he goes.
C.Trent broke down the two most important skills a mangager must have, I agree with him.
1) manage the game, pitch by pitch
2) manage the players and the clubhouse.
Dusty gets and A in my book on both counts and probably an A+ on the second.
I would love to see him as the next Reds manager.
Wood and Prior aren't the only two problems with Dusty as a manager. Jay Bruce posted this
in another thread, and I hope he doesn't mind if I post it here as it's very pertinent to the discussion:
Originally Posted by Jay Bruce
Besides ruining the arms of promising pitchers, the other huge problem I have with Baker is that he doesn't value On-Base Percentage. This is a guy who wanted Cesar Izturis, Tony Womack, Ronny Cedeno and Neifi Perez on the roster at the same time!
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage, clogging up the bases isn't that great to me". Baker said this after he was asked if he thought his team needed to walk more, since they had only a .318 OBP. This quote shows a complete lack of understanding for the game, and is proof that Baker should never go near a team as manager again.
Why would you want a manager whose philosophy on offense is "clogging up the bases isn't that great"?