Originally Posted by GAC
Thanks for the article pedro.
For one as myself who also harps on the "intangibles" and how they play a part in the game - which also causes me to be at odds, at times, with some who live solely by statistical analysis - I guess I need to give some sort of credence to a manager being able to "inspire" and motivate players.
There are some guys on this roster, including Castro, who are gonna prove to be on helluva task though.
Maybe his ability to extract better performance out of his players and his philosophical/tactical missteps just cancel out in the W-L?
I dunno. I'm not impressed with the pitcher handling over the years, to put it mildly. At the same time, before he went down in flames with the 2006 Cubs, he won a lot of ballgames. Maybe the year off and the lower-intensity spotlight in Cincinnati will keep him from getting wound so tight. At least I hope so.