Re: If the Reds Continue to Lose, will Jay Bruce be the next at fault?
In the end, the person who has the most tangible effect on the team's success, IMO is the general manager, followed closely by the owner or whoever is footing the bill. Way down the list is the manager, who probably has about as much effect as a specialist reliever. In between are the position players and starters.
The thing about managers is that, so long as they manage the game right, their contribution can always be maximized.