Originally Posted by GoReds33
Sheehan has lost just about all credability to me. I am usually not to critical about writers, because I know that they have a hard job. Every time they write something controversial, they have people critisize them. This is an article that just boggles me. How can you make these statements about a manager who has a better than .500 record, and hasn't coached a meaningful game yet for the Reds? So what, he's telling a young player to be more aggressive. We've seen what happened to him when he was held back, why not try to see what he can do when we completly let him loose? Sure his methods are different, but you have a very hard time achieving greatness if you never defy convention.
Dusty is convention. He's the oldest school there is. What Sheehan promotes is not convention. It's thinking logically based on stats and objective observations. Trey Hillman, the new Royals manager gets it. Pretty soon (10 years?) we're going to see SABR thinking become mainstream, but it's not even close yet.