Originally Posted by RedsManRick
I've been pushing for the Fukudome option as well, but Fukudome is not the kind of player an old school manager can use well.
Last year's Bradley for Silva deal suggests that the Cubs are open to swapping bad contracts in hopes of finding a better fit. Hadn't thought of the old school angle, but I don't totally get it. Japanese players are usually fundamentally sound which old school managers usually love. I took Lou's dislike of Kosuke as simply Lou being his illogical self and not something I would project onto Dusty or other old school managers. Lou didn't like Paul O'Niell either. I think alot of his personality issues were him. If Lou was an announcer, he'd probably be cranky Marty. A lot of greatness in his ability but rubs way too many the wrong way.
Exacly what would the complaint be about Fukudome that would alienate old school managers in general?