Originally Posted by cincrazy
Maybe we're not reading that right. But if we're misinterpreting it, suffice it to say we're not the only ones. And it appears Baker is saying that the Reds' disappointing record is his players' fault, and his former GM's fault, but not his own or his current GM's doing.
Dusty Baker has many admirable traits. And this is not an attempt to heap all the blame on him. We're just saying that when teams like this fall apart, it's everybody's fault -- including the manager's.
Maybe he's heard or read on RZ as many times as I have how the manager doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things. That is a two-sided coin if one desires to be consistent--a trait of rational people, I might add.